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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.
They are minded, also, to establish the idolatrous forms of English Episcopacy; so that, when Laud shall kiss the Pope's toe, as cardinal of Rome, he may deliver New England, bound hand and foot, into the power of his master!
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.
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.
The Rotary Club set about promoting the campaign to its local community last October, collecting Wish tokens via the public from the Norman Laud charity shops in Boldmere and Wylde Green.
Mr Laud is still one of shamefully few prominent black Tories.
The movement came to a screeching halt in 1640 with the arrest of Laud and new anti-papist laws passed by The Long Parliament.
Kenworthy, slotting into the hole behind strikers Laud and Hill, was inspirational and a constant frustration to a Hall Road side who came close to losing their discipline completely when a fracas ensued in the Emley goalmouth after referee Anthony Murphy had blown for half time, with Emley goalkeeper Jamie Green and Hall Road's Mike Gibson both being cautioned.