Glade

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.]
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1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
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There interspersed in lawns and opening glades.
Pope.
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2. An everglade. [Local, U. S.]
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3. An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice. [Local, U. S.]
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Bottom glade. See under Bottom. -- Glade net, in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.
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