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laud

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noun \ˈlȯd\

Definition of laud

  1. 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 1) the first of the canonical hours (see canonical hour 2)

  2. 2 :  praise, acclaim all glory, laud and honor to Thee — J. M. Neale

Examples of laud in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of laud

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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laud

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Definition of laud

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  praise, extol He was lauded for his accomplishments.

Examples of laud in a sentence

  1. He was much lauded as a successful businessman.

  2. the critics have lauded the best-selling author's newest novel

Origin and Etymology 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 English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45)

Laudian

play \ˈlȯ-dē-ən\ adjective

LAUD Defined for English Language Learners


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laud

verb

Definition of laud for English Language Learners

  • : to praise (someone or something)



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