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Meaning of LAUD

Pronunciation:  lod

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

LAUD is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: exalt, extol, glorify, proclaim
 See Also: canonize, crack up, ensky, hymn, praise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Laud\, n. [L. laus, laudis. See {Laud}, v. i.]
    1. High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory.
       ``Laud be to God.'' --Shak.
             So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same.
    2. A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; --
       usually in the pl.
    Note: In the Roman Catholic Church, the prayers used at
          daybreak, between those of matins and prime, are called
    3. Music or singing in honor of any one.
  2. \Laud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lauded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lauding}.] [L. laudare, fr. laus, laudis, praise. Cf.
    To praise in words alone, or with words and singing; to
    celebrate; to extol.
          With all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy
          glorious name.                           --Book of
                                                   Common Prayer.
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