What does debit mean?

Definitions for debit
ˈdɛb ɪtdeb·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debit, debit entry(verb)

    an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing

  2. debit(verb)

    enter as debit


  1. debit(Noun)

    In bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account to record a debt.

  2. debit(Noun)

    A sum of money taken out of an account.

  3. debit(Verb)

    To make an entry on the debit side of an account.

  4. debit(Verb)

    To remove a sum of money from an account as a payment.

  5. debit(Adjective)

    of or relating to process of taking money from an account

  6. debit(Adjective)

    of or relating to the debit card function of a debit card rather than its often available credit card function {as used by US Postal Service, Walmart, and other payees}

  7. Origin: From debilitum, neuter past participle of debere; see debt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debit(noun)

    a debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account

  2. Debit(verb)

    to charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold

  3. Debit(verb)

    to enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold

  4. Origin: [L. debitum what is due, debt, from debere to owe: cf. F. dbit. See Debt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Debit

    deb′it, n. a debt or something due: an entry on the debtor side of an account.—v.t. to charge with debt: to enter on the debtor side of an account.—n. Deb′itor (Shak.), a debtor. [L. debitum, what is due, from debēre, to owe.]

Anagrams for debit »

  1. bidet, bited

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of debit in a Sentence

  1. Charles Cohen:

    I give them that, they debit it, and, in theory, I’m going to get my heroin in the mail.

  2. Soubhik Mukherjee:

    My bank told me at the last minute that my debit card will not work everywhere in Thailand.

  3. Oklahoma Highway Patrol:

    We can do nothing with someone’s bank account. We can do nothing with someone’s debit card.

  4. Charles J. C. Lyall:

    Never call an accountant a credit to his profession a good accountant is a debit to his profession.

  5. Henry Wrobel:

    I set up auto-debit to pay my electric bill, phone bill, insurance, TV, ’ and out of that, he checked ‘ no, his wife does it. ’.

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