- (transitive) To believe; to put credence in.
- Someone said there were over 100,000 people there, but I can't credit that.
- How shall they credit / A poor unlearned virgin?
- (transitive, accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.)
- (transitive) To acknowledge the contribution of.
- I credit the town council with restoring the shopping district.
- Credit the point guard with another assist.
- (transitive) To bring honour 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.
to add to an account
to acknowledge a contribution
- Reliance on the truth of something said or done; faith; trust.
- Bible, 1 Macc. x. 46
- When Jonathan and the people heard these words they gave no credit into them, nor received them.
- Bible, 1 Macc. x. 46
- (uncountable) Recognition and respect.
- I give you credit for owning up to your mistake.
- He arrived five minutes late, but to his credit he did work an extra ten minutes at the end of his shift.
- John Gilpin was a citizen / Of credit and renown.
- (countable) Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.
- She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.
- (television/film, usually plural) Written titles and other information about the TV program or movie shown at the beginning and/or end of the TV program or movie.
- They kissed, and then the credits rolled.
- (uncountable, law, 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.
- In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further credit to you.
- The time given for payment for something sold on trust.
- a long credit or a short credit
- (uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
- What do you mean my credit is no good?
- (accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
- (tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
- Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business credit?
- A source of value, distinction or honour.
- That engineer is a credit to the team.
- Alexander Pope
- I published, because I was told I might please such as it was a credit to please.
- An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
- To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits.
- Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.
- (uncountable) Recognition for having taken a course (class).
- If you do not come to class, you will not get credit for the class, regardless of how well you do on the final.
- (countable) A course credit, a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.
- Dude, I just need 3 more credits to graduate – I can take socio-linguistics of Swahili if I want.
- (course credit, credit hour): unit
Terms derived from credit (noun)
reliance on the truth of something said or done
recognition and respect
acknowledgement of a contribution
written title shown with a film or video
privilege of delayed payment
one's credit rating
accounting: amount added to an account
reduction in taxes owed, refund for excess taxes
source of value
arbitrary unit of value
recognition for having taken a course or class
measure of amount of studies
- credit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- credit in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911