Definitions for Creditˈkrɛd ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
commendation given for some action, quality, etc.
a source of pride or honor.
the acknowledgment of something as due a person, institution, etc. credits, the names of all who contributed to a motion picture or a television program, usu. listed at the end.
permission for a customer to have goods or services that will be paid for at a later date. the reputation of a person or firm for paying bills or other financial obligations when due:
to ruin one's credit.
influence or authority resulting from a good reputation.
a sum of money due to a person:
Your account shows a credit of $50.
official acceptance and recording of the work completed by a student in a particular course of study.
Ref: credit hour.
an entry of payment or value received on an account. the right-hand side of an account on which such entries are made an entry, or the total shown, on the credit side.
Ref: (opposed to debit ).
any deposit or sum of money against which a person may draw.
(v.t.)to believe or trust.
to bring honor, esteem, etc., to; reflect well upon.
to enter on the credit side of an account; give credit for or to.
to award educational credits to.
credit to or with, to ascribe:
a success credited to hard work; herbs credited with healing powers.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for credit:
do someone credit, to be a source of honor or distinction for someone. Also, do credit to someone.
on credit,by deferred payment:
to buy a sofa on credit.
Category: Idiom, Business
to one's credit,deserving of praise; admirable.
Origin of credit:
1535–45; < MF < early It credito < L crēditum loan, n. use of neut. of crēditus, ptp. of crēdere to believe, entrust, give credit
"give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
money available for a client to borrow
credit, credit entry(noun)
an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
"she already had several performances to her credit";
credit, deferred payment(noun)
arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
credit, course credit(noun)
recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(noun)
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"
an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
"the credits were given at the end of the film"
credit rating, credit(verb)
an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments
give someone credit for something
"We credited her for saving our jobs"
ascribe an achievement to
"She was not properly credited in the program"
accounting: enter as credit
"We credit your account with $100"
have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a reputation as sb who is able to pay back money
borrowers with good/bad credit
an arrangement to pay for sth later
I bought it on credit.
recognition for good work
They did not give him credit for his ideas.; I do the work, and she takes the credit.
official recognition, expressed in points, of completion of an academic class, or these points
She will be given full credit for the class.; a class worth three credits
***a record of the credits to your account
Recognition and respect.
Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.
She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.
A written title shown with a film or video.
They kissed, and then the credits rolled.
A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.
In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further credit to you.
A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
What do you mean my credit is no good?
An addition to certain accounts.
A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business credit?
A source of value, distinction or honour.
That engineer is a credit to the team.
An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
Someone said there had been over 100,000 people there, but I can't credit that.
To add to an account (confer debit.)
To acknowledge a contribution.
Recognition for having taken a course (class).
If you do not come to class, you will not get credit for the class, regardless of how well you do on the final.
A , a credit hour u2013 used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.
Dude, I just need 3 more credits to graduate u2013 I can take socio-linguistics of Swahili if I want.
Origin: For verb: from creditus, past participle of credere
reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence
reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation
a ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation
that which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor
influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest
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
the time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit
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
to confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe
to bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of
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
Credit is the trust which allows one party to provide resources to another party where that second party does not reimburse the first party immediately, but instead arranges either to repay or return those resources at a later date. The resources provided may be financial, or they may consist of goods or services. Credit encompasses any form of deferred payment. Credit is extended by a creditor, also known as a lender, to a debtor, also known as a borrower. Credit does not necessarily require money. The credit concept can be applied in barter economies as well, based on the direct exchange of goods and services. However, in modern societies credit is usually denominated by a unit of account. Unlike money, credit itself cannot act as a unit of account. Movements of financial capital are normally dependent on either credit or equity transfers. Credit is in turn dependent on the reputation or creditworthiness of the entity which takes responsibility for the funds. Credit is also traded in financial markets. The purest form is the credit default swap market, which is essentially a traded market in credit insurance. A credit default swap represents the price at which two parties exchange this risk – the protection "seller" takes the risk of default of the credit in return for a payment, commonly denoted in basis points of the notional amount to be referenced, while the protection "buyer" pays this premium and in the case of default of the underlying, delivers this receivable to the protection seller and receives from the seller the par amount.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The lifeblood of commerce.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Something for nothing. CREDITOR Something with nothing.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'Credit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1460
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Rank popularity for the word 'Credit' in Nouns Frequency: #612
Rank popularity for the word 'Credit' in Verbs Frequency: #1103
Translations for Credit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
time allowed for payment of goods etc after they have been received
We don't give credit at this shop.
- krediet, op skuldAfrikaans
- مُهْـلـة للدّفـعArabic
- créditoPortuguese (BR)
- der KreditGerman
- موعد پرداختFarsi
- afborgunarfrestur; lánsviðskiptiIcelandic
- kreditas, skolaLithuanian
- kreditt, avbetalingNorwegian
- موعد پرداختPersian
- اعتبار، عقیدهPashto
- kupovina na odloženoSerbian
- kredi, taksitTurkish
- 賒帳期Chinese (Trad.)
- ادائيگی کے لۓ مقرره وقتUrdu
- sự cho chịuVietnamese
- 赊购Chinese (Simp.)
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