Meaning of “glad” in the English Dictionary

"glad" in British English

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gladadjective

uk /ɡlæd/ us /ɡlæd/ gladder, gladdest

A2 pleased and happy:

We were glad about her success.
I'm glad (that) you came.
I'm glad to know the parcel arrived safely.
I'd be (only too) glad to help you.
We'd be glad of the chance to meet her.

More examples

  • I'm really glad she got the job.
  • I'll be glad to get these exams over with.
  • I'm so glad I don't have to give that speech.
  • I'm so glad to see you!
  • I'll be so glad when this project is finished.
gladness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡlæd.nəs/ us /ˈɡlæd.nəs/

(Definition of “glad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glad" in American English

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gladadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ɡlæd/ -dd-

pleased and happy:

[ + (that) clause ] We were glad (that) she succeeded.
[ + to infinitive ] You don’t have to thank us – we were glad to help.
I'm glad of the opportunity to express my thanks.
gladly
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˈɡlæd·li/

I’d gladly show her around, but I’ll be on vacation next week.

(Definition of “glad” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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