Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Credit \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Credited; p. pr. & vb. n. Crediting.]
To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin?
To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
You credit the church as much by your government as you did the school formerly by your wit.
(Bookkeeping) To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.
To credit with, to give credit for; to assign as justly due to any one.
Crove, Helmholtz, and Meyer, are more than any others to be credited with the clear enunciation of this doctrine.
Credit \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), n. [F. cr['e]dit (cf. It. credito), L. creditum loan, prop. neut. of creditus, p. p. of credere to trust, loan, believe. See Creed.]
Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
When Jonathan and the people heard these words they gave no credit unto them, nor received them.
--1 Macc. x. 46.
Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
John Gilpin was a citizen Of credit and renown.
A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
The things which we properly believe, be only such as are received on the credit of divine testimony.
That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
I published, because I was told I might please such as it was a credit to please.
Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
Having credit enough with his master to provide for his own interest.
(Com.) Trust given or received; expectation of future playment for property transferred, or of fulfillment or promises given; mercantile reputation entitling one to be trusted; -- applied to individuals, corporations, communities, or nations; as, to buy goods on credit.
Credit is nothing but the expectation of money, within some limited time.
The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
(Bookkeeping) The side of an account on which are entered all items reckoned as values received from the party or the category named at the head of the account; also, any one, or the sum, of these items; -- the opposite of debit; as, this sum is carried to one's credit, and that to his debit; A has several credits on the books of B. Bank credit, or Cash credit. See under Cash. Bill of credit. See under Bill. Letter of credit, a letter or notification addressed by a banker to his correspondent, informing him that the person named therein is entitled to draw a certain sum of money; when addressed to several different correspondents, or when the money can be drawn in fractional sums in several different places, it is called a circular letter of credit. Public credit.
The reputation of, or general confidence in, the ability or readiness of a government to fulfill its pecuniary engagements.
The ability and fidelity of merchants or others who owe largely in a community.
He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.
Credit (creative arts)
In general, the term credit in the artistic or intellectual sense refers to an acknowledgement of those who contributed to a work, whether through ideas or in a more direct sense.
Credit may refer to:
- Credit (creative arts), acknowledging the ideas or other work of writers and contributors
Credit (finance), any form of deferred payment, the granting of a loan and the creation of debt
- Credit rating, assessment of credit worthiness
- Credit score, a representation of credit worthiness
- Credit (science fiction), a form of currency in some fictional works
- Course credit, a system of measuring academic coursework
- Debits and credits, types of bookkeeping entries
- Game credit, a count of the current number of games that can be played in pinball and arcade games
- Title (2015), an album by Meghan Trainor containing the song "Credit"
Credit (from Latincredit, "(he/she/it) believes") is the trust which allows one party to provide money or resources to another party where that second party does not reimburse the first party immediately (thereby generating a debt), but instead arranges either to repay or return those resources (or other materials of equal value) at a later date. In other words, credit is a method of making reciprocity formal, legally enforceable and extensible to a large group of unrelated people.
The resources provided may be financial (e.g. granting a loan), or they may consist of goods or services (e.g. consumer credit). Credit encompasses any form of deferred payment. Credit is extended by a creditor, also known as a lender, to a debtor, also known as a borrower.
Credit does not necessarily require money. The credit concept can be applied in barter economies as well, based on the direct exchange of goods and services. However, in modern societies, credit is usually denominated by a unit of account. Unlike money, credit itself cannot act as a unit of account.
Movements of financial capital are normally dependent on either credit or equity transfers. The global credit market is three times the size of global equity. Credit is in turn dependent on the reputation or creditworthiness of the entity which takes responsibility for the funds. Credit is also traded in financial markets. The purest form is the credit default swap market, which is essentially a traded market in credit insurance. A credit default swap represents the price at which two parties exchange this riskthe protection seller takes the risk of default of the credit in return for a payment, commonly denoted in basis points (one basis point is 1/100 of a percent) of the notional amount to be referenced, while the protection buyer pays this premium and in the case of default of the underlying (a loan, bond or other receivable), delivers this receivable to the protection seller and receives from the seller the par amount (that is, is made whole).
n. approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film" [syn: recognition]
money available for a client to borrow
used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit";
recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours [syn: course credit]
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases" [syn: citation, acknowledgment, reference, mention, quotation]
an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
n. 1 Reliance on the truth of something said or done; faith; trust. 2 (context uncountable English) Recognition and respect. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To believe; to put credence in. 2 (context transitive accounting English) To add to an account (confer debit.) 3 (context transitive English) To acknowledge the contribution of. 4 (context transitive English) To bring honour or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from Middle French crédit (15c.) "belief, trust," from Italian credito, from Latin creditum "a loan, thing entrusted to another," from past participle of credere "to trust, entrust, believe" (see credo). The commercial sense was the original one in English (creditor is mid-15c.). Meaning "honor, acknowledgment of merit," is from c.1600. Academic sense of "point for completing a course of study" is 1904. Movie/broadcasting sense is 1914. Credit rating is from 1958; credit union is 1881, American English.
1540s, from credit (n.). Related: Credited; crediting.
Usage examples of "credit".
To prevent, therefore, any such suspicions, so prejudicial to the credit of an historian, who professes to draw his materials from nature only, we shall now proceed to acquaint the reader who these people were, whose sudden appearance had struck such terrors into Partridge, had more than half frightened the postboy, and had a little surprized even Mr.
Actually the money was in bills, Imperial credits as well as Aenean libras, most of it given him in a wad by Sergeant Astaff before he left Windhome.
The white-on-blue Villerville-sur-Mer sign, the first dozen houses, the Credit Agricole bank had all flashed past when I saw the slip-road open in front of me.
The first single credited Lennon-McCartney, but for the next two singles and the first album it was McCartney-Lennon.
I said these words did him extreme credit, but that he must not throw away the imperishable distinction of being the first man to descend an Alp per parachute, simply to save the feelings of some envious underlings.
The dogs of unbelievers at Amalgamated claim our ship as security against the advance, though if they had credited us with the metals sent back by drone over the last three years, the debt would have been paid three times over.
Perhaps it is not surprising that lingering prejudices and the sudden change of situation should have restrained Southern white men from granting these privileges, but it must always be mentioned to the credit of the colored man that he gave his vote for amnesty to his former master when his demand for delay would have obstructed the passage of the measure.
As a rule, this artificiality is accepted as Irishism, or Yeats is even credited with simplicity because he uses short words, but in fact one seldom comes on six consecutive lines of his verse in which there is not an archaism or an affected turn of speech.
The investigation had netted thousands of potential arrestees on both sides of the Atlantic: men who surfed the net and used their credit cards to buy access to sites where they could download child pornography.
If we find the Aureole Mine, credit will go to Jackie more than to his father.
Claude Althorn might claim that he had found the lost shaft of the Aureole, but in the opinion of Harry Vincent the real credit belonged to The Shadow!
Jason gave Kira the credit before Gram hustled their attendees back toward the house, all of them highly entertained, ready for the dessert buffet, a visit to the aviary, and dancing.
In the credits, the producer, director, and film editor were all listed by name: Joseph Ayers, Morton Kasselbaum, and Chester Ellis respectively.
When we have done evil it is because we have been worsted by our baser side--for a man is many--by desire or rage or some evil image: the misnamed reasoning that takes up with the false, in reality fancy, has not stayed for the judgement of the Reasoning-Principle: we have acted at the call of the less worthy, just as in matters of the sense-sphere we sometimes see falsely because we credit only the lower perception, that of the Couplement, without applying the tests of the Reasoning-Faculty.
We refuse to range under the principle of freedom those whose conduct is directed by such fancy: the baser sort, therefore, mainly so guided, cannot be credited with self-disposal or voluntary act.