Laud, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Lauded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lauding.] [L. laudare, fr. laus, laudis,
praise. Cf. Allow.] 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. Book of Common
Laud (?), n. [L. laus,
laudis. See Laud, v. i.]
1. High commendation; praise; honor;
exaltation; glory. "Laud be to God." Shak.
So do well and thou shalt have laud of the
2. A part of divine worship, consisting
chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.
☞ In the Roman Catholic Church, the prayers used at daybreak,
between those of matins and prime, are called lauds.
3. Music or singing in honor of any