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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

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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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