• (British) IPA: /lɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /lɔd/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /lɑd/


  1. praise#English|Praise or glorification.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
      Laud be to God.
    • So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same.
  2. Hymn of praise.
  3. (in the plural, also Lauds) A prayer service following matins.
  • Italian: lode
  • Portuguese: louva
  • Russian: хвала́
Translations Verb

laud (lauds, present participle lauding; past and past participle lauded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to praise, to glorify
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke I:
      And hys mought was opened immediatly, and hys tonge, and he spake lawdynge god.

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