Bottom glade. See under Bottom.Glade net, in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.

(Gla"den) n. [AS. glædene, cf. L. gladius a sword. Cf. Gladiole.] (Bot.) Sword grass; any plant with sword-shaped leaves, esp. the European Iris fœtidissima. [Written also gladwyn, gladdon, and glader.]

(Glad"eye`) n. (Zoöl.) The European yellow-hammer.

(Glad"ful) a. Full of gladness; joyful; glad. [R.] — Glad"ful*ness, n. [R.] Spenser.

It followed him with gladful glee.

(Glad"i*ate) a. [L. gladius sword.] (Bot.) Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.

(Glad"i*a`tor) n. [L., fr. gladius sword. See Glaive.]

1. Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement.

2. One who engages in any fierce combat or controversy.

(Glad`i*a*to"ri*al Glad`i*a*to"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to gladiators, or to contests or combatants in general.

(Glad"i*a`tor*ism) n. The art or practice of a gladiator.

(Glad"i*a`tor*ship), n. Conduct, state, or art, of a gladiator.

(Glad"i*a*to*ry) a. [L. gladiatorius.] Gladiatorial. [R.]

(Glad"i*a*ture) n. [L. gladiatura.] Swordplay; fencing; gladiatorial contest. Gayton.

Gladden to Glare

(Glad"den) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladdened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gladdening ] [See Glad, v. t.] To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.

A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him.

(Glad"den), v. i. To be or become glad; to rejoice.

The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight.

(Glad"der) n. One who makes glad. Chaucer.

(Glade) n. [Prob. of Scand. origin, and akin to glad, a.; cf. also W. golead, goleuad, a lighting, illumination, fr. goleu light, clear, bright, goleu fwlch glade, lit., a light or clear defile.]

1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.

There interspersed in lawns and opening glades.

2. An everglade. [Local, U. S.]

3. An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice. [Local, U. S.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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