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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glad a. [Compar. Gladder superl. Gladdest ]
 1. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.
    A wise son maketh a glad father.   --Prov. x. 1.
    He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.   --Prov. xvii. 5.
    The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.   --Dryden.
    He, glad of her attention gained.   --Milton.
    As we are now glad to behold your eyes.   --Shak.
    Glad am I that your highness is so armed.   --Shak.
 Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] --Shak.
 2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
 Her conversation
 More glad to me than to a miser money is.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating.
 Usage: -- Glad, Delighted, Gratified. Delighted expresses a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human agent, and the feeling is modified by the consideration that we owe it in part to another. A person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and gratified at the attention shown by his visits.