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Credit meaning

credit - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. used in the phrase ` to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; " she already had several performances to her credit";
  2. 2. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. give someone credit for something; " We credited her for saving our jobs"
  5. 5. give credit for; " She was not properly credited in the program"
  6. 6. accounting: enter as credit; " We credit your account with $ 100"
  7. 7. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
  8. 8. Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
  9. 9. A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
  10. 10. That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
  11. 11. Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
  16. 16. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Belief; trust; reputation; time allowed for payment; record of payment; amount due.
  19. 19. To believe; trust; sell or lend on trust; place to the credit of.

credit - examples of usage

  1. Credit is the soul of business. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. They have always been used to a year's credit at least- often two, and even three. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Most of it was bought on credit, and how can we pay for it. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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