Laud Definition

lôd
laude, lauded, lauding, lauds
verb
lauded, lauding, lauds
To praise; extol.
Webster's New World
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noun
lauds
Praise.
Webster's New World
A hymn or song of praise.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
The time appointed for this service.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Laud

Noun

Singular:
laud
Plural:
lauds

Origin of Laud

  • From Old French lauder, from Latin laudō, from laus (“praise, glory, fame, renown"), from echoic Proto-Indo-European root *lÄ“wt-, *lÄ“wdÊ°- (“song, sound").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English lauden from Old French lauder from Latin laudāre from laus laud- praise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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