AskDefine | Define glade

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glade n : a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area [syn: clearing]

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Noun

  1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
    That sometimes from the salvage den,
    And sometimes from the darksome shade,
    And sometimes staring up at once
    In green and sunny glade - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Love
  2. An everglade.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Lebensraum, air space, back country, baygall, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, clear space, clearance, clearing, desert, distant prospect, empty view, everglade, fen, fenland, hog wallow, holm, living space, marais, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mire, moor, moorland, morass, moss, mud, mud flat, open country, open space, outback, peat bog, plain, prairie, quagmire, quicksand, salt marsh, slob land, slough, sough, steppe, sump, swale, swamp, swampland, taiga, terrain, territory, wallow, wash, wide-open spaces, wilderness
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