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(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.Addison.
(Glad"den), v. i. To be or become glad; to rejoice.
The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight.Wordsworth.
(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.Pope.
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.]
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 ftidissima. [Written also gladwyn, gladdon,
(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.Spenser.
(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
(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.