Glad vs. Happy
Glad and Happy Definitions
Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.
Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
A happy child.
The happiest day of my life.
Was glad to be home.
Happy to help.
Providing joy and pleasure
A glad occasion.
Characterized by good luck
A happy sequence of events.
Very willing; pleased
Glad to help.
Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
A happy turn of phrase.
Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
Pleased, happy, gratified.
I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.
Having a feeling arising from a consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, such as comfort, peace, or tranquillity; blissful, contented, joyous.
Music makes me feel happy.
(obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.
Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; favored by fortune or luck; fortunate, lucky, propitious.
To make glad.
Content, willing, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?
Yes, I am happy with the decision.
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.
He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.
He, glad of her attention gained.
As we are now glad to behold your eyes.
Glad am I that your highness is so armed.
(Of acts, speech, etc.) Appropriate, apt, felicitous.
A happy coincidence
Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
Her conversationMore glad to me than to a miser money is.
Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.
(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.
To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
That which gladded all the warrior train.
Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
Dexterous, ready, skilful.
To be glad; to rejoice.
Implying 'May you have a happy ~' or similar; used in phrases to wish someone happiness or good fortune at the time of a festival, celebration, or other event or activity.
Happy birthday!, Happy Fourth of July!, Happy anniversary!, Happy job-hunting!
Showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy;
Glad you are here
Glad that they succeeded
Gave a glad shout
A glad smile
Heard the glad news
A glad occasion
A happy event, thing, person, etc.
(`lief' is archaic) very willing;
Was lief to go
Glad to help
Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.
Feeling happy appreciation;
Glad of the fire's warmth
Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.
Cheerful and bright;
A beaming smile
A glad May morning
Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.
Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them.
Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.
Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
The learned is happy Nature to explore,The fool is happy that he knows no more.
Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.
Enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune;
A happy smile
Spent many happy days on the beach
A happy marriage
Experiencing pleasure or joy;
Happy you are here
Pleased with the good news
Marked by good fortune;
A felicitous life
A happy outcome
Satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;
Felt content with her lot
Quite happy to let things go on as they are
Exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
Well expressed and to the point;
A happy turn of phrase
A few well-chosen words
A felicitous comment