Definitions for creed
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word creed.
any system of principles or beliefs
religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creednoun
the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
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.
The fact of believing; belief, faith.
To believe; to credit.
Etymology: From credo, crede, creda, from credo, from credere; akin to Old Irish cretim, and Sanskrit रद्दध्मि; crat + dh.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
A creed, also known as a confession of faith, a symbol, or a statement of faith, is a statement of the shared beliefs of a community (often a religious community) in a form which is structured by subjects which summarize its core tenets. The earliest known creed in Christianity, "Jesus is Lord", originated in the writings of Paul the Apostle. One of the most widely used Christian creeds 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, and was historically purposed against Arianism. A shorter version of the creed, called the Apostles' Creed, is nowadays the most used version in Christian services. Some Christian denominations do not use any of those creeds. Although some say Judaism is non-creedal 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."In Islamic theology, the term most closely corresponding to "creed" is ʿaqīdah (عقيدة).
A creed is a statement or set of beliefs, principles, or values that serves as a guiding framework or fundamental philosophy for an individual, group, or organization. It often outlines their core tenets and serves as a basis for their actions, decisions, and overall identity. Creeds can be religious, philosophical, or ideological in nature and are intended to provide a cohesive belief system that fosters unity, purpose, and a sense of identity among its followers.
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
any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to
to believe; to credit
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.]
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
A metaphor with ankylosis--a figure of speech frozen stiff with fright.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Creed is ranked #7096 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Creed surname appeared 4,718 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Creed.
90.5% or 4,272 total occurrences were White.
4.2% or 198 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 93 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 36 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.7% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of creed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of creed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.
I feel massive gratitude, i find Eric Schmidt to be incredibly brave when so few people, especially in Eric Schmidt league, make this choice. I think Eric Schmidt has a very sound understanding of the creed of liberalism.
In the military, the creed is mission first, as it should be, so sleep is often scarified for operational demands.
I am proud to appoint both Julian and Francisco to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Health and Education Commission, respectively, huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship. Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city.
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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Translations for creed
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- верую, кредо, вярвам, вероизповеданиеBulgarian
- vyznání, krédoCzech
- Kredo, Glaubensbekenntnis, Credo, glaubenGerman
- δόγμα, πίστη, πιστεύωGreek
- creer, credoSpanish
- باور, عقیدهPersian
- oppi, usko, uskontunnustusFinnish
- 信条, 教義Japanese
- credo, geloofsovertuiging, geloofsbelijdenis, gelovenDutch
- tro, trosbekjennelseNorwegian
- crer, acreditar, crença, credoPortuguese
- crede, credințăRomanian
- кредо, вера, вероисповеданиеRussian
- kredo, vjerujuSerbo-Croatian
- troslära, tro, läraSwedish
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