lauds

laud

[lawd]
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.

Origin:
1300–50; (v.) Middle English lauden < Latin laudāre to praise, derivative of laus (stem laud-) praise; (noun) Middle English laude, back formation from laudes (plural) < Late Latin, special use of plural of Latin laus praise

lauder, laudator [law-dey-ter] , noun
overlaud, verb (used with object)
unlauded, adjective


1. applaud, honor.


1. censure.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lauds
Collins
World English Dictionary
laud (lɔːd)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to praise or glorify
 
n
2.  praise or glorification
 
[C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise]
 
'lauder
 
n

Laud (lɔːd)
 
n
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

lauds (lɔːdz)
 
n
chiefly (functioning as singular or plural) RC Church the traditional morning prayer of the Western Church, constituting with matins the first of the seven canonical hours
 
[C14: see laud]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

laud
late 14c., from O.Fr. lauder, from L. laudere "to praise," from laus (gen. laudis) "praise, fame glory." Cognate with O.E. leoð "song, poem, hymn," from P.Gmc. *leuthan (cf. O.N. ljoð "strophe," Ger. Lied "song," Goth. liuþon "to praise"). Related: Laudatory.

lauds
mid-14c., from O.Fr.; morning Church service in which psalms of praise to God (Psalms 148-150) are sung (see laud).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature

;