noun \ˈld\

Definition of LAUD

plural but sing or plural in constr often capitalized :  an office of solemn praise to God forming with matins the first of the canonical hours

Examples of LAUD

  1. <an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow>

Origin of LAUD

Middle English laudes (plural), from Medieval Latin, from Latin, plural of laud-, laus praise
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LAUD



: to praise (someone or something)

Full Definition of LAUD

transitive verb
:  praise, extol

Examples of LAUD

  1. He was much lauded as a successful businessman.
  2. <the critics have lauded the best-selling author's newest novel>

Origin of LAUD

Latin laudare, from laud-, laus
First Known Use: 14th century


biographical name \ˈld\

Definition of LAUD

William 1573–1645 Eng. prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45)
Laud·ian \ˈl-dē-ən\ adjective


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