Dictionary: GIV'ER – GLA'DEN, or GLA'DER

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GIV'ER, n.

One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes. It is the giver, and not the gift, that engrosses the heart of the Christian. Kollock.

GIVES, n. [plur. Ir. geibhion, from geibhim, to get or hold.]

Fetters or shackles for the feet. [See Gyves.]


  1. The act of conferring. Pope.
  2. An alledging of what is not real. Shak.

GIV'ING, ppr.

Bestowing; conferring; imparting; granting; delivering.

GIZ'ZARD, n. [Fr. gesier.]

The strong musculous stomach of a fowl. Ray. Dryden. To fret the gizzard, to harass; to vex one's self, or to be vexed. Hudibras.

GLA'BRI-ATE, v.t. [L. glabro.]

To make smooth. [Not used.]


Smoothness. [Not used.]

GLA'BROUS, a. [L. glaber, allied to Eng. glib. Class Lb, No. 10, 24, 27, 34, 37.]

Smooth; having an even surface.

GLA'CIAL, a. [Fr. glacial; L. glacialis, from glacies, ice.]

Icy; consisting of ice; frozen. Glacial phenomena; the phenomena which accompany glaciers.


To turn to ice. Dict.

GLA-CI-A'TION, n. [supra.]

The act of freezing; ice formed. Brown.

GLA'CIER, n. [Fr. glaciere, an ice-house, from glace, It. ghiaccio, ice. See Glacial.]

A field or immense mass of ice, formed in deep but elevated valleys, or on the sides of the Alps or other mountains. These masses of ice extend many miles in length and breadth, and remain undissolved by the heat of summer. Coxe. Glacier theory; the theory that the frigid and temperate zones were covered with ice during the ice period, and that by the agency of this ice during its formation and dissolution, the loose materials on the earth's surface, (known as diluvium,) were transported and accumulated.


Like ice; icy. Brown.

GLA'CIS, n. [Fr.]

  1. In building, or gardening, an easy, insensible slope. Encyc.
  2. In fortification, a sloping bank; that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered way, having an easy slope or declivity toward the champaign or field. Encyc.

GLAD, a. [Sax. glæd or glad; Sw. glad; Dan. glad; perhaps L. lætus, without a prefix. See Class Ld, No. 2, Ar.]

  1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy. A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov. x. It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend. It is sometimes followed by at. He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov. xvii. It is sometimes followed by with. The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood. Dryden. With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.
  2. Cheerful; joyous. They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings viii.
  3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as, a glad countenance.
  4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is. xxxv. Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day. Milton.
  5. Pleasing; exhilarating. Her conversation More glad to me than to a miser money is. Sidney.
  6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy. Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers. Pope.

GLAD, v.t. [The pret. and pp. gladded is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man; Pope.

GLAD'DEN, v.i. [glad'n.]

To become glad; to rejoice. So shall your country ever gladden at the sound of your voice. Adams' Inaugural Oration.

GLAD'DEN, v.t. [glad'n; Sax. gladian; Dan. glæder; Sw. glädia.]

To make glad; to cheer; to please; to exhilarate. The news of peace gladdens our hearts. Churches will every where gladden his eye, and hymns of praise vibrate upon his ear. Dwight.


Made glad; cheered.


Cheering; exhilarating.


One that makes glad, or gives joy. Dryden.


Making glad; cheering; giving joy.

GLADE, n.1 [Ice. hlad. Qu.]

  1. An opening or passage made through a wood by lopping off the branches of the trees. Locally, in the United States, a natural opening or open place in a forest. There interspersed in lawns and opening glades. Pope.
  2. In New England, an opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen.

GLADE, n.2 [D. glad, G. glatt, smooth.]

Smooth ice. New England.

GLA'DEN, or GLA'DER, n. [L. gladius, a sword.]

Sword-grass; the general name of plants that rise with a broad blade like sedge. Junius.