laud

Laud \Laud\, n. [L. laus, laudis. See {Laud}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory. ``Laud be to God.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same. --Tyndals. [1913 Webster] 2. A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl. [1913 Webster] Note: In the Roman Catholic Church, the prayers used at daybreak, between those of matins and prime, are called lauds. [1913 Webster] 3. Music or singing in honor of any one. [1913 Webster]