• WordNet 3.6
    • v laud praise, glorify, or honor "extol the virtues of one's children","glorify one's spouse's cooking"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As specified by the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline.
    • Laud A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.
    • Laud High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory. "Laud be to God.""So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same."
    • Laud Music or singing in honor of any one.
    • v. i Laud 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers and compline.
    • n laud Praise; commendation; honorable mention.
    • n laud That part of divine worship which consists in praise.
    • n laud Music or a song in praise or honor of any one.
    • n laud plural In the Roman Catholic Church, and in the Anglican Ch. as a monastic or devotional office, a religious service, forming, in combination with matins, the first of the seven canonical hours: so called from the reiterated ascriptions of praise to God in the last of the psalms (cxlviii., cxlix., cl.) which it contains. The usage in the Greek church is similar. See canonical hours, under canonical.
    • laud To praise in words; speak or sing in praise of; especially, to extol or praise highly: as, to laud one to the skies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Laud lawd to praise in words or with singing: to celebrate
    • n Laud commendation: praise in divine worship:
    • n Laud that which contains praise
    • n Laud (pl.) in the R.C. Church, the prayers immediately following matins, constituting with the latter the first of the seven canonical hours
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. laudare, fr. laus, laudis, praise. Cf. Allow


In literature:

They all assailed oligarchical, and lauded democratic institutions.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
The famous Laud, Bishop of London, officiated, and the sponsors were Louis XIII.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
He accordingly traversed many seas, and at last lauded in Greece, and passed into Boeotia.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Archbishop Laud lay in prison, to be executed four years later.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
I read Laud on Tradition, and thought it (as I still think it) very masterly.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
The remaining notes and alterations are in the hand of Archbishop Laud.
"Three Centuries of a City Library an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Norwich Public Library Established in 1608 and the present Public Library opened in 1857" by George A. Stephen
A rector of the school of Laud would have held such a young man up to the whole parish as a model.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The Disciplinati di Gesu began by intoning their lauds before a crucifix or the shrine of some saint.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
The class of people most lauded by their own and other nations is that of the brave and hardy fishermen of Denmark.
"Denmark" by M. Pearson Thomson
Then Mr. Bugeaud lauded scarcity.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat

In poetry:

He that to praise and laud thee doth refrain,
Doth not refrain unto himself alone,
But robs a thousand who would praise thee fain,
And doth commit a world of sinne in one.
"Providence" by George Herbert
Though thou Damnation dost deserve in hell,
And all the tortures that the Devils bear;
Believe in Christ — in heaven thou shalt dwell,
And thy Creator laud for ever there.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
None among all the glorious saints above
Presume to laud the Ruler of the skies,
'Till they their crowns do from their heads remove,
And fall upon their knees in humble wise.
"Advice To Prepare Ourselves, Before We Come To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
Let's laud to the skies the Spirit so wise,
Who shows from the gospel's pure lore,
That pardon and peace, with joys that ne'er cease,
Through Christ, are still for us in store.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
All thanks and laud unto the God of heaven,
To Father, Son, and Holy-Ghost, be given,
Who bought the souls of men, at such a rate,
And led to bliss from such a wretched state!
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
O, 'tis a shame the sons of men shou'd e'er
Appear less grateful than the feather'd quire,
Who, ev'ry night and morn, their voices rear
To thank and laud their everlasting Sire!
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard

In news:

" Diablo 3" has been lauded for its polish and "addictive" gameplay, but also criticized for the inconvenience of a required internet connection that provides little benefit to players.
Lauded historian to speak on Winter Park's Gilded Age roots.
PIONEERS, ANGLERS, POETS, AND FIDDLERS have long lauded the natural beauty of the Hill Country and onward west.
Krichbaum, director of the state agency, lauded the settlement that combats housing discrimination .
FBI Officials Laud National-Security Efforts Targeting Terrorist Connections.
Beach House, ABLE and Legal Aid, Bittersweet lauded.
You'd think an entrepreneur who opened a business in a depressed neighborhood and hires ex-cons to give them a second chance to make an honest living would be lauded.
CSX Railroad lauded for new area investments.
TSA administrator John Pistole lauded the PreCheck program and its dedicated line at Dulles .
Rapper lauded for coming out earlier this year.
Instead we offer some accessories and gaming toys that will keep them smiling and lauding you with praise for years to come.
Bernice Tannenbaum, 99, lauded at the Centennial Gala in Israel.
Exciting times': State of City lauds Wixom's triumphs.
Panetta lauds Flight 93 passengers, crew.
Elle Fanning , director Sally Potter lauded for '60s film.

In science:

Dykstra and Laud kernel: this fact is not surprising since after reaching its minimum in β , also the bath–tube kernel is monotone increasing.
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
To be more specific, consider the Dykstra and Laud kernel combined with an extended gamma CRM such that β (x) ∼ √x as x → ∞: it follows that I2 ∼ log(T )T 2 and I3 ∼ dT 3 for some constant d > 0.
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
Dykstra, R.L. and Laud, P. (1981). A Bayesian nonparametric approach to reliability.
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
Another feature of the model, much lauded by its advocates, is that in a liquid/gas/solid system, the liquid is predicted to display rolling motion.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
The benefits of this property is well-known and lauded in numerical linear algebra.
Hessian-Free Methods for Checking the Second-Order Sufficient Conditions in Equality-Constrained Optimization and Equilibrium Problems