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laud

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noun \ˈlȯd\

Definition of laud

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  praise, acclaim



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


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laud

verb

Simple Definition of laud

  • : to praise (someone or something)

Full Definition of laud

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


Laud

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biographical name \ˈlȯd\

Definition of Laud

  1. William 1573–1645 Eng. prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45)

Laud·ian play \ˈlȯ-dē-ən\ adjective




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