(lôd) KEY TRANSITIVE VERB: laud·ed
- To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
- Praise; glorification.
- A hymn or song of praise.
- lauds also Lauds(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- Ecclesiastical The service of prayers following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours.
- The time appointed for this service.
Middle English lauden
, from Old French lauder
, from Latin laudre
, from laus, laud-
, praiseOTHER FORMS:lauder(Noun)