Definition of glade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡleɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡleɪd//
(literary) Mountains and valleys
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a small open area of grass in a wood or a forest See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin; perhaps related to glad or gleam, with reference to the comparative brightness of a clearing (obsolete senses of glade include ‘a gleam of light’ and ‘a bright space between clouds’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glade