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Meaning of GLADE

Pronunciation:  gleyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

GLADE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: clearing
 See Also: parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Open space surrounded by woods or a forest; a marshy and usually low-lying area; a periodically inundated grassy marsh often running between adjacent slopes; a marshy area bounding or forming the headwaters of a stream.
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