Laud (?), n. [L. laus, laudis. See Laud, v. i.]


High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory.

"Laud be to God."


So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same. Tyndals.


A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.

⇒ In the Roman Catholic Church, the prayers used at daybreak, between those of matins and prime, are called lauds.


Music or singing in honor of any one.


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Laud, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Lauding.] [L.laudare, fr. laus, laudis, praise. Cf. Allow.]

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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