Laud



[lawd] /lɔd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to praise; extol.
noun
2.
a song or hymn of praise.
3.
lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb) Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
[lawd] /lɔd/
noun
1.
William, 1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.
/lɔːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to praise or glorify
noun
2.
praise or glorification
/lɔːd/
noun
1.
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
v.

late 14c., from Old French lauder “praise, extol,” from Latin laudare “to praise, commend, honor, extol, eulogize,” from laus (genitive laudis) “praise, fame glory.” Probably cognate with Old English leoð “song, poem, hymn,” from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (cf. Old Norse ljoð “strophe,” German Lied “song,” Gothic liuþon “to praise”), and from an echoic PIE root *leu-. Related: Lauded; lauding.

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