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Definition of the noun credit

What does credit mean as a name of something?

Credit is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: credits

  1. approval
  2. money available for a client to borrow
  3. an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  4. used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
    • example: she already had several performances to her credit
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: accomplishment / achievement = the action of accomplishing something
  5. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of credit: deferred payment
    • antonym of credit: cash
    • more generic word: payment = a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  6. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
  7. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  8. an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
  9. an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments

Alternative definition of the noun credit


  1. [uncountable] Recognition and respect.
  2. [countable] Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.
  3. [usually, plural] A written title shown with a film or video.
  4. [uncountable, legal, business] A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.
  5. [uncountable, US] A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
  6. [accounting] An addition to certain accounts.
  7. [context: tax accounting] A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
  8. A source of value, distinction or honour.
  9. An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
  10. [uncountable] Recognition for having taken a course (class).
  11. [countable] A [w, course credit] a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.

Specialised definition of the noun credit

Glossary of finance / banking

the promise to pay in the future in order to buy or borrow in the present; the right to defer payment of debt

Definition of the verb credit

What does credit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: credited | crediting | credits

  1. give someone credit for something
    • example: We credited her for saving our jobs
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]He reimbursed members | Hess supplied its customers
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] with [Theme]Brown presented Jones with a plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Brown presented the plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): entrust, furnish, serve, supply.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: ascribe / assign / attribute / impute = attribute or credit to
  2. ascribe an achievement to
    • example: She was not properly credited in the program
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of credit: accredit
    • more generic words: ascribe / assign / attribute / impute = attribute or credit to
  3. accounting: enter as credit
    • example: We credit your account with $100
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • antonym: debit
    • more generic words: account / calculate = keep an account of
    • more specific word: finance = sell or provide on credit
  4. have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: trust = have confidence or faith in
    • more specific word: believe = credit with veracity

Alternative definition of the verb credit


  1. [transitive] To believe.
  2. [transitive, accounting] To add to an account (confer debit.)
  3. [transitive] To acknowledge a contribution.


"Credit" is a 2010 short film directed by Ankit Pahwa.

  • also known as Udhaar
  • country: India
  • genre: LGBT
  • released in (5 years ago)


"Credit" is a composition.


  1. Credit is a formal bookkeeping and accounting term that comes from the Latin word credere, which means "to believe". The opposite of a credit is a debit. Credit is abbreviated Cr, while debit is abbreviated Dr.
  2. Credit is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by Richard Sales Media for Veterans for a Strong America.
    • award: - Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Use of Music, received by Richard Sales Media
  3. Credit: The name under which this work written.
  4. Credit: Casino credit is a marketing tool that, when used appropriately, can result in significant casino revenues. Casinos such as the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Mirage, and the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort rely heavily on casino customers who gamble on credit. Unlike institutions offering consumer credit, casinos do not charge interest for the use of their funds; however, casino credit should not be considered interest free.

Phrases with Credit

Phrases starting with the word Credit:

  1. credit card
  2. credit hour
  3. credit line
  4. Credit note
  5. Credit risk
  6. credit side
  7. credit entry
  8. Credit event
  9. credit order
  10. Credit Score
  11. credit union
  12. credit bureau
  13. credit crunch
  14. credit rating
  15. Credit Report

Phrases ending with the word Credit:

  1. tax credit
  2. Tip Credit
  3. photo credit
  4. Carbon credit
  5. course credit

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Credit

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Google previewHardware Dealers' Magazine (1910)

To one person "credit is the disposition of one man to trust another.

To another, "Credit is the power to borrow," and so on.

Furthermore, credit is an evidence of civilization, of stability of government, of just laws properly administered, ...

Google previewEY Tax Guide 2016 (2015)

by Ernst & Young

The child tax credit is the largest tax code provision benefiting families with children. Be careful not to confuse the child...

Caution TAXALERT The additional child tax credit is a refundable credit, which means that you ...

Google previewElements of Banking (1894)

by Henry Dunning Macleod

Thus Credit is the Name of a kind of Incorporeal Property : it is the lowest form of an Annuity : it is an Annuity of one...

Google previewErnst & Young Tax Guide 2017 (2016)

by Ernst & Young LLP

The child tax credit is the largest tax code provision benefiting families with children.

Google previewInternational Financial Management (2010)

by Thummuluri Siddaiah

Pre-shipment credit is a financial facility extended by banks to exporters from the order stage till the goods are shipped or exported, to procure...

Post-shipment credit is an advance extended by banks to an exporter of goods to meet financial requirements between the time of the...

Another important aspect with regard to pre-shipment credit is that all advances need to be liquidated from export proceeds.

Google previewThe Literary Panorama (1814)

CREDIt is an ideal existence, the offpring of long continued intercourse between man and man.

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

use and new credit each contribute 10 percent to the total, and amounts owed contribute 30 percent. Credit Score Facts Paying off bills on time helps one's credit score. When a payment is missed, it's important to make the payment as quickly ...

Google previewDictionary of International Banking and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

credit rating 97 credit account Account offered by retail stores and chains, which allows a customer to buy goods on the spot (usually by means of a plastic card) and to pay for them at the end of the accounting period or in instalments.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Finance (2006)

by Cheng-Few Lee

Abstract This paper modifies the well-known Mundell–Flem- ing model by adding equilibrium credit rationing as well as imperfect asset substitutability between bonds and loans. When the representative bank's backward-bending loan supply ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Cooperative Movement (1999)

by Jack Shaffer

36% *Population penetration is calculated as a percentage credit union members ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2004)

by Larry E Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorothy M Schulz, M. R. Haberfeld

Personal identity theft is the unauthorized use of another person's personal identifying information to obtain credit, goods, services, money, or property, or to commit a felony or misdemeanor. “Personal identifying information” means a person's ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration (2014)

by Michael J. Pomante II, Scot Schraufnagel

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER CREDIT. A tax credit first enacted under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 in the George W. Bush administration. The original act included a first time home buyer refundable tax credit for purchases ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

~39 CRAFTINESS See: CLEVERNESS ~39 CRAVING See: DESIRE ~39 CRAZINESS See: MADNESS ~39 CREDIT Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately the hangover comes the day after —Dr. Joyce ...

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Usage statistics about credit

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun credit:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun credit and its most common antonyms:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb credit:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb credit and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Credit

And usually the studios they don't want you to have credit for your movies because they want to take credit for the movies because if you get credit for your movies they've got to pay you more. (Jerry Bruckheimer)
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Scrabble value of C3R1E1D2I1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CREDIT

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