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Definition of "laud" []

  • To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise. (verb-transitive)
  • Praise; glorification. (noun)
  • A hymn or song of praise. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical The service of prayers following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours. (noun)
  • The time appointed for this service. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laud" in a sentence
  • "If what we as a society generally laud is the end result of ambition, the movie is fascinating for laying bare the ugly and insecure process to such a polished end product."
  • "The Span. ‘laud is larger and deeper than the guitar, and its seven strings are played upon with"
  • "Together with these verses of Dante, Fra Angelico, while endeavouring to depict the dance of the blessed, may well have called to mind these verses of a sacred laud, which is said to be by Iacopone da Todi and"