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.
Glede n. Zool. The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead, gled, gleed, glade, and glide.]
n : a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a
wooded area [syn: clearing]