• WordNet 3.6
    • v credit have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
    • v credit give someone credit for something "We credited her for saving our jobs"
    • v credit ascribe an achievement to "She was not properly credited in the program"
    • v credit accounting: enter as credit "We credit your account with $100"
    • n credit used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit"
    • n credit recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
    • n credit an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments
    • n credit an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work "the credits were given at the end of the film"
    • n credit approval "give her recognition for trying","he was given credit for his work","give her credit for trying"
    • n 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"
    • n credit arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
    • n credit money available for a client to borrow
    • n credit an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are two credit cards for every person in the United States
    • Credit 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."
    • Credit Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest. "Having credit enough with his master to provide for his own interest."
    • Credit 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."
    • Credit Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation. "John Gilpin was a citizen
      Of credit and renown."
    • Credit 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."
    • 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. "He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit , and it sprung upon its feet."
    • Credit The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit .
    • Credit 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."
    • Credit To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe. "How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin?"
    • Credit (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. "Crove, Helmholtz, and Meyer, are more than any others to be credited with the clear enunciation of this doctrine."
    • Credit (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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dolley Madison is credited with inventing ice cream. Nancy Johnson, the wife of a naval officer, is credited for inventing the ice cream freezer.
    • credit To believe; confide in the truth of; put credence or confidence in: as, to credit a report or the person who makes it.
    • credit To reflect credit upon; do credit to; give reputation or honor to.
    • credit To trust; sell or lend in confidence of future payment: as, to credit goods or money.
    • credit To enter upon the credit side of an account; give credit for: as, to credit the amount paid; to credit the interest paid on a bond. Synonyms To give faith to, confide in, rely upon.
    • n credit Belief; faith; a reliance on or confidence in the truth of something said or done: used both subjectively and objectively.
    • n credit Repute as to veracity, integrity, ability, reliableness, etc.; right to confidence or trust; faith due to the action, character, or quality of a person or thing; reputation: as, the credit of a historian; a physician in high credit with the profession; the credit of the securities is at a low ebb.
    • n credit Good repute; favorable estimation; trustful regard or consideration.
    • n credit That which procures or is entitled to belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation: as, we believe a story on the credit of the narrator.
    • n credit One who or that which brings or reflects honor or distinction.
    • n credit Influence derived from the good opinion or confidence of others; interest; power derived from weight of character, from friendship, service, or other cause: as, the minister has credit with the prince; use your credit with your friend in my favor.
    • n credit In com.: Trust; confidence reposed in the ability and intention of a purchaser to make payment at some future time either specified or indefinite: as, to ask or give credit; to sell or buy on credit. When a merchant gives a credit, he sells his wares on an expressed or implied promise that the purchaser will pay for them at a future time. The seller believes in the solvency or probity of the purchaser, and delivers his goods on that belief or trust; or he delivers them either on the credit or reputation of the purchaser or on the strength of approved security.
    • n credit The reputation of solvency and probity which entitles a man to be trusted in buying or borrowing.
    • n credit In bookkeeping, the side of an account on which payment is entered: opposed to debit: as, this article is carried to one's credit and that to one's debit. Abbreviated Cr.
    • n credit A note or bill issued by a government, or by a corporation or individual, which circulates on the confidence of men in the ability and disposition of the issuer to redeem it: distinctively called a bill of credit.
    • n credit The time given for payment for anything sold on trust: as, a long credit or a short credit.
    • n credit A sum of money due to some person; anything valuable standing on the creditor side of an account: as, A has a credit on the books of B; the credits are more than balanced by the debits.
    • n credit A credible or credited report.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rosalind Franklin was the woman behind Watson and Crick's doudle helix DNA model. She did all the experiments, but died before she was paid credit. Watson and Crick merely took her results and interpreted it.
    • n Credit belief: esteem: reputation: honour: good character: sale on trust: time allowed for payment: the side of an account on which payments received are entered: a sum placed at a person's disposal in a bank on which he may draw to its amount
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  • Dwight Whitney Morrow
    Dwight Whitney Morrow
    “The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Remember that credit is money.”
  • Maurice Switzer
    Maurice Switzer
    “The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any.”
  • Robert Woodruff
    Robert Woodruff
    “There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. crédit,cf. It. credito,), L. creditum, loan, prop. neut. of creditus, p. p. of credere, to trust, loan, believe. See Creed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. credentia—L. credent-, believing, pr.p. of credĕre.


In literature:

He was overcome with delight and amazement; he could scarcely credit his eyes.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
I can't claim any special credit.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
If you miss anything, I think you may give Landis the credit of taking it.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
For their part they were glad to have him stay; he brought credit to the tribe.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Beaumarchais, on a credit of eight months, from the time of their delivery.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
The fact is, they have little money, less credit, and very moderate talents.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
It was scarcely creditable to us that any such question should have arisen.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
Half a credit for this one.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Perhaps there's more ballast in him after all than I gave him credit for.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
Credit and credit only was required.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

He is an Englishman!
For he himself has said it,
And it's greatly to his credit
That he is an Englishman.
"Fragments" by Louisa May Alcott
ALL. For he is an Englishman,
And he himself hath said it,
And it's greatly to his credit
That he is an Englishman!
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Friends, kindred, days,
Estate, good fame,
Plans, credit, and the muse;
Nothing refuse.
"Give All To Love" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Said B., "I will give you my bond
I mean them uncommonly well,
Believe me, my excellent POND,
And credit me, worthy MORELL.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert
To save the credit of the dame,
Poets and painters all agree
That Mistress Fortune cannot see,
And on her bandage cast the blame;
"Lines To Sir Robert Ker Porter, Knight Of The Imperial Order Of St, Joachim" by Sir John Carr
And though you had said it and said it,
'We must not be happy to-day,'
Was I not wiser to credit
The fire in my feet than your Nay?
"Telepathy" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

In other words, being behind on your credit-card payments matters more to your credit score than your consistency in repaying bigger debts , such as home and student loans.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's is defending its decision to downgrade the United States' credit rating for the first time in the history of the ratings.
One Source Federal Credit Union has earned the distinction of being a Juntos Avanzamos, or "Together we Advance," credit union.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's says ithas downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first timein the history of the ratings.
The OFIR closed the credit union in August and appointed the National Credit Union Administration as receiver.
The federal production tax credit and investment tax credit for wind energy are both set to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress takes action to extend them.
Main Street Credit Repair offers credit repair services in South East Mi.
On July 27, Greece had its credit rating cut to CC "junk" status by credit rating company Standard & Poor's, with the added caution of a "negative outlook" for the troubled country.
The world's largest credit insurance firm has initiated a search for an agency to build its profile in the UK and promote the entire credit insurance industry.
No doubt a $5,000 federal income tax credit - not a deduction, but an outright tax credit - for people buying homes would help our area's economy.
Credit Photo Credit woodleywonderworks via Flickr Creative Commons.
Vestas is cutting more than 6,000 jobs over two years and has said that the loss of the tax credit puts 1,600 jobs at risk in the U.S. Congress has until the end of the year to extend the wind tax credit.
Credit Gloucester County Democrat freeholders for good county credit.
Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C. Is already flying the International Credit Union Day flag in advance of next Thursday's celebration.
While the check-up is free, the credit bureaus do require parents to submit copied documentation such as a drivers license, social security card and/or birth certificate to verify identities before they will release credit file information.

In science:

Arbitrary collections of degrees of freedom are not, however, generally credited with subjective perception.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
The quest for more physical insight leads us into a discussion of symmetric trace-free tensors, the very nature of the quasi-equilibrium approximation, and a generalized solution to the linearized Einstein equations credited to Thorne.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
I/O’s that is linear in the nu mber of elements in the buffer. If this is the case, we can do an amortization argument by associa ting a number of credits to each block of elements in the tree.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
Jensen proved that ♦ implies the existence of a Souslin tree, while Todorˇcevi´c proved in (Dow, 1995) (he took credit for this in private communication) that ♦ implies the existence of a destructible (ω1 , ω1 ) gap.
Random gaps
We model the dark energy evolution with a multiparameter model and formulate a FoM (the “D9 FoM”) which gives an experiment credit for any constraint it places on the dark energy evolution.
Evaluating Dark Energy Probes using Multi-Dimensional Dark Energy Parameters