Definitions for DEBTdɛt
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the state of owing something (especially money)
"he is badly in debt"
money or goods or services owed by one person to another
an obligation to pay or do something
An action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another, adopt toward another, or give to another.
The state or condition of owing something to another.
I am in your debt.
Money that one person or entity owes or is required to pay to another, generally as a result of a loan or other financial transaction.
Origin: From dett, from dete (French: dette), from debita, from debitum, neuter of debitus, perfect passive participle of debeo, contraction of , from de + habeo.
that which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability
a duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass
an action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due
Origin: [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de- + habere to have. See Habit, and cf. Debit, Due.]
A debt is an obligation owed by one party to a second party, the creditor; usually this refers to assets granted by the creditor to the debtor, but the term can also be used metaphorically to cover moral obligations and other interactions not based on economic value. A debt is created when a creditor agrees to lend a sum of assets to a debtor. Debt is usually granted with expected repayment; in modern society, in most cases, this includes repayment of the original sum, plus interest. In finance, debt is a means of using anticipated future purchasing power in the present before it has actually been earned. Some companies and corporations use debt as a part of their overall corporate finance strategy.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A rope to your foot, cockleburs in your hair, and a clothespin on your tongue. 2. The devil in disguise.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A big word beginning with Owe, which grows bigger the more it is contracted.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DEBT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1888
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DEBT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3196
Rank popularity for the word 'DEBT' in Nouns Frequency: #645
Translations for DEBT
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- дълг, задължениеBulgarian
- gæld, skyldighedDanish
- Schuld, Verbindlichkeit, Verpflichtung, SchuldenGerman
- velka, velvoiteFinnish
- skuldWestern Frisian
- fiach, comainScottish Gaelic
- ऋण, क़र्ज़Hindi
- adósság, tartozás, kötelezettségHungarian
- debito, impegno, obbligoItalian
- 負債, 借金Japanese
- qer, قهرز, deyn, قهرزارKurdish
- ScholdLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- skola, įsiskolinimasLithuanian
- moni tārewaMāori
- verplichting, schulden, schuldDutch
- zadłużenie, wdzięczność, zobowiązanie, długPolish
- долг, задолженность, обязанностьRussian
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