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laud

[ lawd ]
/ lɔd /
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verb (used with object)
to praise; extol.
noun
a song or hymn of praise.
lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb)Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
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Origin of laud

First recorded in 1300–50; (verb) Middle English lauden, from Latin laudāre “to praise,” derivative of laus (stem laud- ) “praise”; (noun) Middle English laude, back formation from laudes (plural), from Late Latin, special use of plural of Latin laus “praise”

OTHER WORDS FROM laud

laud·er, lau·da·tor [law-dey-ter], /ˈlɔ deɪ tər/, nouno·ver·laud, verb (used with object)

Other definitions for laud (2 of 2)

Laud
[ lawd ]
/ lɔd /

noun
William, 1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.
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British Dictionary definitions for laud (1 of 2)

laud
/ (lɔːd) literary /

verb
(tr) to praise or glorify
noun
praise or glorification

Derived forms of laud

lauder, noun

Word Origin for laud

C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise

British Dictionary definitions for laud (2 of 2)

Laud
/ (lɔːd) /

noun
William. 1573–1645, English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45). His persecution of Puritans and his High Church policies in England and Scotland were a cause of the Civil War; he was impeached by the Long Parliament (1640) and executed
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