Definition of "credit" []

  • Belief or confidence in the truth of something. See Synonyms at belief. (noun)
  • A reputation for sound character or quality; standing: It is to their credit that they worked so hard without complaining. (noun)
  • A source of honor or distinction: This exceptional athlete is a credit to our team. (noun)
  • Recognition or approval for an act, ability, or quality: gave them credit for a job well done. (noun)
  • Influence based on the good opinion or confidence of others. (noun)
  • Commendation or approval, as for an act or quality (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person or thing serving as a source of good influence, repute, ability, etc (noun)
  • The quality of being believable or trustworthy (noun)
  • Influence or reputation coming from the approval or good opinion of others (noun)
  • Belief in the truth, reliability, quality, etc, of someone or something (noun)
  • A sum of money or equivalent purchasing power, as at a shop, available for a person's use (noun)
  • The positive balance in a person's bank account (noun)
  • The sum of money that a bank makes available to a client in excess of any deposit (noun)
  • The practice of permitting a buyer to receive goods or services before payment (noun)
  • The time permitted for paying for such goods or services (noun)
  • Reputation for solvency and commercial or financial probity, inducing confidence among creditors (noun)
  • Acknowledgment of an income, liability, or capital item by entry on the right-hand side of an account (noun)
  • The right-hand side of an account (noun)
  • An entry on this side (noun)
  • The total of such entries (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A distinction awarded to an examination candidate obtaining good marks (noun)
  • A section of an examination syllabus satisfactorily completed, as in higher and professional education (noun)
  • To ascribe (to); give credit (for) (verb)
  • To accept as true; believe (verb)
  • To do credit to (verb)
  • To enter (an item) as a credit in an account (verb)
  • To acknowledge (a payer) by making such an entry (verb)
  • To award a credit to (a student) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "credit" in a sentence
  • "Trans-Union is a credit service much like CBI, TRW or Chilton, but offers more competitive rates, and is being used more and more by many credit checking agencies."
  • "_Non enim omnis qui cogitat credit sed cogitat omnis qui credit, et credendo sogitat et cogitando credit_."
  • "_esprit_ for her -- are to her banques de France, upon which she has an unlimited credit -- _credit fonder_, if you will, _credit mobilier_, or what not."