laud


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laud

to praise, honor, extol
Not to be confused with:
loud – having great volume or intensity; The band is very loud.; tastelessly showy; I would not wear such a loud shirt.

laud

 (lôd)
tr.v. laud·ed, laud·ing, lauds
To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
n.
1. Praise; glorification.
2. A hymn or song of praise.
3. 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.

[Middle English lauden, from Old French lauder, from Latin laudāre, from laus, laud-, praise.]

laud′er n.

laud

(lɔːd)
vb
(tr) to praise or glorify
n
praise or glorification
[C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise]
ˈlauder n

Laud

(lɔːd)
n
(Biography) 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

laud

(lɔd)

v.t.
1. to praise; extol.
n.
2. a song or hymn of praise.
3. lauds, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a canonical hour of psalms of praise, usu. recited with matins.
[1300–50; (v.) Middle English < Latin laudāre to praise, derivative of laus, s. laud- praise]
laud′er, lau′da•tor (-deɪ tər) n.

Laud

(lɔd)

n.
William, 1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.

laud


Past participle: lauded
Gerund: lauding

Imperative
laud
laud
Present
I laud
you laud
he/she/it lauds
we laud
you laud
they laud
Preterite
I lauded
you lauded
he/she/it lauded
we lauded
you lauded
they lauded
Present Continuous
I am lauding
you are lauding
he/she/it is lauding
we are lauding
you are lauding
they are lauding
Present Perfect
I have lauded
you have lauded
he/she/it has lauded
we have lauded
you have lauded
they have lauded
Past Continuous
I was lauding
you were lauding
he/she/it was lauding
we were lauding
you were lauding
they were lauding
Past Perfect
I had lauded
you had lauded
he/she/it had lauded
we had lauded
you had lauded
they had lauded
Future
I will laud
you will laud
he/she/it will laud
we will laud
you will laud
they will laud
Future Perfect
I will have lauded
you will have lauded
he/she/it will have lauded
we will have lauded
you will have lauded
they will have lauded
Future Continuous
I will be lauding
you will be lauding
he/she/it will be lauding
we will be lauding
you will be lauding
they will be lauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lauding
you have been lauding
he/she/it has been lauding
we have been lauding
you have been lauding
they have been lauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lauding
you will have been lauding
he/she/it will have been lauding
we will have been lauding
you will have been lauding
they will have been lauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lauding
you had been lauding
he/she/it had been lauding
we had been lauding
you had been lauding
they had been lauding
Conditional
I would laud
you would laud
he/she/it would laud
we would laud
you would laud
they would laud
Past Conditional
I would have lauded
you would have lauded
he/she/it would have lauded
we would have lauded
you would have lauded
they would have lauded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.laud - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
canonise, canonize - treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
ensky - exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
crack up - rhapsodize about
hymn - praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"

laud

verb (Literary) praise, celebrate, honour, acclaim, approve, magnify (archaic), glorify, extol, sing or sound the praises of They lauded the former president as a hero.

laud

verb
2. To express warm approval of:
3. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
Translations

laud

[lɔːd] VT (liter) → alabar, elogiar

laud

[ˈlɔːd] vtlouer

laud

vt (old)preisen (geh)
References in classic literature ?
The bigoted and haughty primate, Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, controlled the religious affairs of the realm, and was consequently invested with powers which might have wrought the utter ruin of the two Puritan colonies, Plymouth and Massachusetts.
As a white ox would I like to see him, which, snorting and lowing, walketh before the plough-share: and his lowing should also laud all that is earthly!
In the preface to his second edition of the Canterbury Tales he says, "Great thank, laud and honour ought to be given unto the clerks, poets" and others who have written "noble books." "Among whom especially before all others, we ought to give a singular laud unto that noble and great philosopher, Geoffrey Chaucer." Then Caxton goes on to tell us how hard he had found it to get a correct copy of Chaucer's poems, "For I find many of the said books which writers have abridged it, and many things left out: and in some places have set verses that he never made nor set in his book."
Laud have mercy upon 'um; I would not have such a sin to answer for, for the whole world.
On the other hand, I compared the disquisitions of the ancient moralists to very towering and magnificent palaces with no better foundation than sand and mud: they laud the virtues very highly, and exhibit them as estimable far above anything on earth; but they give us no adequate criterion of virtue, and frequently that which they designate with so fine a name is but apathy, or pride, or despair, or parricide.
However, my speech produced nothing else beside a laud laughter, which all the respect due to his majesty from those about him could not make them contain.
"And the numerous temples, sumptuous and magnificent, may bear comparison with the most lauded of antiquity."
She could hardly see the way back to her seat, for in her ignorant lonely little life she had never been singled out for applause, never lauded, nor crowned, as in this wonderful, dazzling moment.
Finding, then, that, in fact he could not move, he thought himself of having recourse to his usual remedy, which was to think of some passage in his books, and his craze brought to his mind that about Baldwin and the Marquis of Mantua, when Carloto left him wounded on the mountain side, a story known by heart by the children, not forgotten by the young men, and lauded and even believed by the old folk; and for all that not a whit truer than the miracles of Mahomet.
When Becky told her father, in strict confidence, how Tom had taken her whipping at school, the Judge was visibly moved; and when she pleaded grace for the mighty lie which Tom had told in order to shift that whipping from her shoulders to his own, the Judge said with a fine outburst that it was a noble, a generous, a mag- nanimous lie -- a lie that was worthy to hold up its head and march down through history breast to breast with George Washington's lauded Truth about the hatchet!
In this neighborhood, the captain made search for "the great Tar Spring," one of the wonders of the mountains; the medicinal properties of which, he had heard extravagantly lauded by the trappers.
Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.