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Meaning of CREDIT

Pronunciation:  'kredit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  educational recognition that a course of studies has been successfully completed
  2. [n]  used in the phrase"to your credit" to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit"
  3. [n]  an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
  4. [n]  approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "it is to her credit that she tried"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
  5. [n]  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  6. [n]  arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
  7. [n]  money available for a client to borrow
  8. [n]  an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  9. [v]  have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
  10. [v]  give someone credit for something; "We credited her for saving our jobs"
  11. [v]  give credit for; "I credit you with saving his life"
  12. [v]  enter as credit, in accounting

CREDIT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accredit, acknowledgment, citation, course credit, credit entry, deferred payment, mention, quotation, recognition, reference
 Antonyms: cash, debit, debit, debit entry, immediate payment
 See Also: accomplishment, account, achievement, annotation, approval, ascribe, assets, assign, attainment, attribute, balance, bank, bank line, believe, calculate, cheap money, commemoration, commendation, commercial credit, credit line, cross-index, cross-reference, entry, export credit, film, finance, flick, import credit, impute, ledger entry, letter of credit, line, line of credit, memorial, motion picture, movie, moving picture, notation, note, ovation, payment, personal credit line, personal line of credit, photo credit, pic, picture, picture show, rely, remembrance, repute, salutation, salute, semester hour, standing ovation, swear, title, trust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), n. [F. cr['e]dit (cf. It.
    credito), L. creditum loan, prop. neut. of creditus, p. p. of
    credere to trust, loan, believe. See {Creed}.]
    1. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief;
       faith; trust; confidence.
             When Jonathan and the people heard these words they
             gave no credit unto them, nor received them. --1
                                                   Macc. x. 46.
    2. Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem;
       honor; good name; estimation.
             John Gilpin was a citizen Of credit and renown.
    3. A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority
       derived from character or reputation.
             The things which we properly believe, be only such
             as are received on the credit of divine testimony.
    4. That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or
       esteem; an honor.
             I published, because I was told I might please such
             as it was a credit to please.         --Pope.
    5. Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or
       favor of others; interest.
             Having credit enough with his master to provide for
             his own interest.                     --Clarendon.
    6. (Com.) Trust given or received; expectation of future
       playment for property transferred, or of fulfillment or
       promises given; mercantile reputation entitling one to be
       trusted; -- applied to individuals, corporations,
       communities, or nations; as, to buy goods on credit.
             Credit is nothing but the expectation of money,
             within some limited time.             --Locke.
    7. The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on
       trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
    8. (Bookkeeping) The side of an account on which are entered
       all items reckoned as values received from the party or
       the category named at the head of the account; also, any
       one, or the sum, of these items; -- the opposite of
       {debit}; as, this sum is carried to one's credit, and that
       to his debit; A has several credits on the books of B.
    {Bank credit}, or {Cash credit}. See under {Cash}.
    {Bill of credit}. See under {Bill}.
    {Letter of credit}, a letter or notification addressed by a
       banker to his correspondent, informing him that the person
       named therein is entitled to draw a certain sum of money;
       when addressed to several different correspondents, or
       when the money can be drawn in fractional sums in several
       different places, it is called a {circular letter of
    {Public credit}.
       (a) The reputation of, or general confidence in, the
           ability or readiness of a government to fulfill its
           pecuniary engagements.
       (b) The ability and fidelity of merchants or others who
           owe largely in a community.
                 He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and
                 it sprung upon its feet.          --D. Webster.
  2. \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Credited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crediting}.]
    1. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put
       trust in; to believe.
             How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin?
    2. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise
       the estimation of.
             You credit the church as much by your government as
             you did the school formerly by your wit. --South.
    3. (Bookkeeping) To enter upon the credit side of an account;
       to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set
       to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest
       paid on a bond.
    {To credit with}, to give credit for; to assign as justly due
       to any one.
             Crove, Helmholtz, and Meyer, are more than any
             others to be credited with the clear enunciation of
             this doctrine.                        --Newman.
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