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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creed, credonoun

    any system of principles or beliefs

  2. religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creednoun

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


  1. creednoun

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

  2. creednoun

    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. creednoun

    The fact of believing; belief, faith.

  4. creedverb

    To believe; to credit.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Creednoun

    Etymology: from credo, the first word of the apostles creed.

    The larger and fuller view of this foundation is set down in the creeds of the church. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.

    Will they, who decry creeds and creedmakers, say that one who writes a treatise of morality ought not to make in it any collection of moral precepts? Richard Fiddes, Sermons.

    For me, my lords,
    I love him not, nor fear him; there’s my creed. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creedverb

    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. Creedverb

    any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to

  3. Creedverb

    to believe; to credit

  4. Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of Creed in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

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

  3. Balbir Singh Sodhi:

    Who's American? We're all immigrant[s]. This is the land of immigrant[s], the beauty of this country, we [are] all welcome with all different faiths, color, creed and gender. ... This is our responsibility to maintain, to make sure that this beauty, we keep it for all generation(s).

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Today we live in a society of stupids. We swear by satellite navigation, but doubt the learned & the wise astrologers. We blindly trust the weather forecast, but doubt the vaastu science, when asked to turn our lives sailing mast. We constantly talk about liberation and still believe in creed and caste. Let our perspectives get maximized, wake up to deeper realities and get Mickeymized.

  5. Agnes Repplier:

    The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.

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