laud

verb
\ ˈlȯd How to pronounce laud (audio) \
lauded; lauding; lauds

Definition of laud

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: praise, extol He was lauded for his accomplishments.

laud

noun

Definition of laud (Entry 2 of 3)

1 lauds or Lauds plural in form but singular or plural in construction : an office of solemn praise to God forming with matins (see matins sense 1) the first of the canonical hours (see canonical hour sense 2)
2 : praise, acclaim all glory, laud and honor to Thee— J. M. Neale

Laud

biographical name
\ ˈlȯd How to pronounce Laud (audio) \

Definition of Laud (Entry 3 of 3)

William 1573–1645 English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45)

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Other Words from laud

Biographical name

Laudian \ ˈlȯ-​dē-​ən How to pronounce Laudian (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for laud

Synonyms: Verb

acclaim, accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, praise, salute, tout

Synonyms: Noun

acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, glory, homage, honor, kudos, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sun

Antonyms: Verb

knock, pan, slam

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Examples of laud in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

When philanthropist and socialite Jayne Wrightsman died last Saturday at the age of 99, she was rightly lauded for her impeccable eye for fine art and antiques. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Jayne Wrightsman’s Jewelry Collection Was the Stuff of Legend," 25 Apr. 2019 After praising the capability, resourcefulness, and enterprise of the girls in the club, Kaepernick went on to laud the grit of all young girls of this next generation. Vogue, "Natasha Lyonne Hosts the Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Annual Fundraising Benefit," 15 Apr. 2019 The pilot was lauded as a hero for sticking a near flawless landing in the daunting conditions, which included floods on the runways and in the airport itself. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019 The story of a man, a motorcycle, and a whole lot of butt-kicking, Full Throttle was lauded in 1995 for its cinematic style and sharp writing. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "GOG.com's winter sale kicks off with free copies of LucasArts classic Full Throttle," 13 Dec. 2018 And once the story came out about Colbi’s heroics, he was lauded as a lifesaving hero. Jonathan Small, Good Housekeeping, ""Lord, Just Bring This Baby Back to Life": How a Brave 9-Year-Old Saved a Toddler from Drowning," 16 July 2018 When France won the World Cup in 1998, led by Zinedine Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, the team was lauded for being a vision of the new France and bringing disparate parts of the country’s population together. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Shut up and dribble? Not in basketball. Certainly not in soccer," 25 June 2018 Established in 1982, the course was envisioned by legendary designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is lauded for its long, narrow and challenging fairways. Discover Magazine, "Be In the Moments, In the Mountains, Together," 22 June 2018 Gertrude’s in Charles Village was also lauded for crab soup, as well as its brunch offerings. Anna Muckerman, baltimoresun.com, "Three Maryland restaurants make OpenTable's best outdoor dining list," 20 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The young priests rise by 6 a.m. each day and gather in the chapel to sing lauds, a morning prayer to praise God as the sun rises. Washington Post, "Young Nebraska priests’ chants become best-selling album," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of laud

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for laud

Verb

Latin laudare, from laud-, laus

Noun

Middle English laudes (plural), from Medieval Latin, from Latin, plural of laud-, laus praise

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laud

verb

English Language Learners Definition of laud

somewhat formal : to praise (someone or something)

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