An example of laud is a teacher letting a student know how great they did on an assignment.
- Archaic praise
- [often L-] [pl., usually with sing. v.] the service of dawn which constitutes the second (or, when said together with matins, the first) of the canonical hours and includes psalms of praise; morning prayer
Origin of laudMiddle English laude from Old French from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin laudes, plural from Classical Latin laus (gen. laudis), glory, praise from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European echoic base an unverified form l?u- from source Old English leoth, German lied, song
Origin of laudME lauden < L laudare < the n.
transitive verblaud·ed, laud·ing, lauds
- Praise; glorification.
- A hymn or song of praise.
- lauds also Lauds used with a sing. or pl. verb a. Ecclesiastical The service of prayers formerly following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours.b. The time appointed for this service.
Origin of laudMiddle English lauden from Old French lauder from Latin laudāre from laus laud- praise
(third-person singular simple present lauds, present participle lauding, simple past and past participle lauded)