What does creed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creed, credo(noun)

    any system of principles or beliefs

  2. religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creed(noun)

    the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group


  1. creed(Noun)

    That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.

  2. creed(Noun)

    A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.

  3. creed(Noun)

    The fact of believing; belief, faith.

  4. creed(Verb)

    To believe; to credit.

  5. Origin: From credo, crede, creda, from credo, from credere; akin to Old Irish cretim, and Sanskrit रद्दध्मि; crat + dh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creed(verb)

    a definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive

  2. Creed(verb)

    any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to

  3. Creed(verb)

    to believe; to credit

  4. Origin: [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles' creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. raddadhmi; rat trust + dh to put. See Do, v. t., and cf. Credo, Grant.]


  1. Creed

    A creed is a statement of belief, in particular a statement of faith that describes the beliefs shared by a religious community. Religious creeds are not intended to be comprehensive, but to be a summary of core beliefs. The term "creed" can also refer to a person's political or social beliefs, or is sometimes used to mean religious affiliation. One of the most widely used creeds in Christianity is the Nicene Creed, first formulated in AD 325 at the First Council of Nicaea. It was based on Christian understanding of the Canonical Gospels, the letters of the New Testament and to a lesser extent the Old Testament. Affirmation of this creed, which describes the Trinity, is generally taken as a fundamental test of orthodoxy for most Christian denominations. The Apostles' Creed is also broadly accepted. Some Christian denominations and other groups have rejected the authority of those creeds. Muslims declare the shahada, or testimony: "I bear witness that there is no god but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is God's messenger." Whether Judaism is creedal has been a point of some controversy. Although some say Judaism is noncreedal in nature, others say it recognizes a single creed, the Shema Yisrael, which begins: "Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. creed

    A metaphor with ankylosis--a figure of speech frozen stiff with fright.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Orison Swett Marden:

    Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.

  2. Wendy Troxel:

    In the military, the creed is mission first, as it should be, so sleep is often scarified for operational demands.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.

  4. Mohammed Obeidan:

    We'll stand before anyone who thinks that our creed is a cause for fear or worry ... mass prayer - in a calm, orderly way with self restraint - is the right way to respond to this corrupt force and hateful darkness.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

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