See also: Glade and glađe

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Etymology edit

From Middle English glade (A gleam of light, bright space, an open space; an open or cleared space in a forest; a bright patch of sky; a bright surface of snow or ice), also glode, glede, from Old English glæd (shining, bright), (compare Old Norse glaðr (bright)).[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ɡleɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun edit

glade (plural glades)

  1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
    • 2003, Newsweek, Travel: In The Trees, Nov 23, 2003
      [] are creating more "glades," or cleared trails through the woods, for less experienced (blue) skiers. They're a throwback to the first days of skiing, before resorts cut wide swaths of trees, and machines rolled and packed the snow.
    • 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “chapter 22”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, →OCLC:
      [] and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
  2. (colloquial) An everglade.
  3. An open space in the ice on a river or lake.
  4. A bright surface of ice or snow.
    a glade of ice
  5. (obsolete) A gleam of light.
  6. (obsolete) A bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “glade”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology 1 edit

Possibly from Old English *glǣd, *glād (bright place), compare Old English glæd.

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glade (plural glades)

  1. A bright space, an open space.
Descendants edit
  • English: glade
  • Yola: gladès
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Etymology 2 edit

Probably from Old Norse sólarglaðan.

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glade (plural glades)

  1. setting of the sun
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glade

  1. definite singular of glad
  2. plural of glad

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glade

  1. definite singular of glad
  2. plural of glad

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glade

  1. definite natural masculine singular of glad

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glade

  1. Alternative form of glaade

References edit

  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 41