laud

[ lawd ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to praise; extol.

noun
  1. a song or hymn of praise.

  2. lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb)Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.

Origin of laud

1
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”

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

Other definitions for Laud (2 of 2)

Laud
[ lawd ]

noun
  1. 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
  1. (tr) to praise or glorify

noun
  1. praise or glorification

Origin of laud

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

Derived forms of laud

  • lauder, noun

British Dictionary definitions for Laud (2 of 2)

Laud

/ (lɔːd) /


noun
  1. 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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