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laud

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noun \ ˈlȯd \

Definition of laud

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 :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

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Origin and Etymology of laud

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


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laud

verb

Definition of laud

transitive verb
: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

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Origin and Etymology of laud

Latin laudare, from laud-, laus


Laud

play
biographical name \ ˈlȯd \

Definition of Laud

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

Laudian

play \ˈlȯ-dē-ən\ adjective

LAUD Defined for English Language Learners

laud

verb

Definition of laud for English Language Learners

  • : to praise (someone or something)



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