verb (used with object)
to praise; extol.
a song or hymn of praise.
lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb) Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
(functioning as singular or pl) (mainly RC Church) the traditional morning prayer of the Western Church, constituting with matins the first of the seven canonical hours
(transitive) to praise or glorify
praise or glorification
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
mid-14c., from Old French; morning Church service in which psalms of praise to God (Psalms 148-150) are sung (see laud).
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.
noun 1. . late wood The part of the wood in a growth ring of a tree that is produced later in the growing season. The cells of late wood are smaller and have thicker cell walls than those produced earlier in the season. Within a growth ring, the change of early wood to late […]
[lou-uh n-burg] /ˈlaʊ ənˌbɜrg/ noun 1. a region in Schleswig-Holstein, in NW Germany: duchy under German rulers 1260–1689; later part of Prussia.
[laf, lahf] /læf, lɑf/ verb (used without object) 1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements. 2. to experience the […]
- Laugh all the way to the bank
verb phrase To be amused and gratified by a victory where a defeat was predicted: The film, with horrible reviews, grossed more than $30 million. Disney laughed all the way to the bank (1970s+) Also, cried all the way to the bank. Exult in a financial gain from something that had either been derided or […]