Basic+ Word of the Day: glad

glad (adjective) LISTEN

I'm glad we're friends!

If you are glad, it means that you are very happy about something.

  • She was glad to see him.

To be glad is to be happy that something bad didn’t happen.

  • I'm glad you arrived home safe in this very bad weather.

You can also use glad when you want to help someone and it isn’t any problem for you.

  • I'm glad to answer your questions.

Common uses

When someone tells us that something bad didn’t happen to them, we often say that we are glad to hear it. For example: “The doctor said it isn’t serious. I’ll be fine.” “I’m glad to hear that.”

In pop culture

Do you know the song “I’m Glad You Came” by The Wanted? Came is the past tense of come. The singer is happy to be with a person.

There are other meanings of glad.

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