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An open space in a forest.
dell, space, gap, openingView synonyms
- ‘They prefer open and semi-open habitat, and although two species can be found in forest glades, they usually avoid dense woodland.’
- ‘She found herself lying on her back, cushioned by a patch of moss in a forest glade.’
- ‘I follow the trail back down through the forest, past glades of ferns glistening with the mist of slow-running falls on their way back to the ocean.’
- ‘Paths made from mosaic pebbles and broken paving stones will wind through forest glades, leading the visitor to secret places and moonlit grottoes.’
- ‘They got to their usual spot, the glade in the forest and sat down.’
- ‘They were in a forest glade outside the town walls, and were nearing the banks of a river.’
- ‘Our track took us first over smooth grassy flats, then through glades of beech forest so typical of this country.’
- ‘Historians speculate about the outlaw's links to these works in stone but perhaps the real answers still lie hidden in those dark forest glades in the middle of Sherwood.’
- ‘In about a mile is a small clearing in a glade of woods by a small clear stream.’
- ‘Flushed and gasping, she dragged her maidservant with her down the forest glade.’
- ‘Made of the same scrap materials, they wind around the barely cleared trails leading to the heart of the forest, sometimes opening on to small glades with more imposing installations.’
- ‘The action in the second act is set in a forest glade framed by tall, bare tree trunks.’
- ‘Others awaited Richard II on the battlements of Chester Castle, or in a glade of Sandiway Forest.’
- ‘He leapt lightly to the ground and led them through a charred forest to a small glade.’
- ‘The hallucinogenic effects of magic mushrooms were generally restricted to those determined enough to scour forests and secluded glades at the right time of the year.’
- ‘The midsummer's evening was warm and filled with anticipation, as a friendly crowd of about 4,000 gathered in a glade in the forest.’
- ‘You know, scenarios with unicorns and forest glades and stuff.’
- ‘About 250,000 people a year now visit the forest to enjoy its shady woods and sunny glades - and recreation outstrips tree felling as the forest's main source of income.’
- ‘It grows wide in parts, with open glades on both sides, and thick woods beyond it.’
- ‘The grassy hillside glade within the dense forest had been around ever since the lake had been there.’
Late Middle English: of unknown origin; perhaps related to glad or gleam, with reference to the comparative brightness of a clearing (obsolete senses of glade include ‘a gleam of light’ and ‘a bright space between clouds’).
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