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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest. [1913 Webster] There interspersed in lawns and opening glades. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. An everglade. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] 3. An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] Bottom glade. See under Bottom. Glade net, in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades. [1913 Webster]