Definitions of credit

  1. To believe; trust; have confidence in; enter on the credit side of an account; to ascribe.
  2. To believe; trust; sell or lend on trust; place to the credit of.
  3. To give credit to or for; believe.
  4. enter as credit, in accounting
  5. have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
  6. To confide in the truth of; to trust; to do credit; to set to the credit of. Public credit, the confidence which men entertain in the ability and disposition of a nation to make good its engagements with its creditors. Bills of credit, notes or bills issued by the public. Letter of credit, an order to receive money from an agent.
  7. To confide in; to believe; to trust; to sell goods on trust; to do honour to; to put a payment to an account to lessen its amount.
  8. 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"
  9. used in the phrase" to your credit" to indicate an achievement deserving praise; " she already had several performances to her credit"
  10. an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
  11. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
  12. money available for a client to borrow
  13. an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  14. used in the phrase ` to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; " she already had several performances to her credit";
  15. 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"
  16. give someone credit for something; " We credited her for saving our jobs"
  17. give credit for; " She was not properly credited in the program"
  18. accounting: enter as credit; " We credit your account with $ 100"
  19. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
  20. Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
  21. A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
  22. That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
  23. Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
  24. The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
  25. 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.
  26. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
  27. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
  28. 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.
  29. Belief; honor; trust; that which adds to one's reputation; sale on trust; financial standing; value received; opposite to debit.
  30. Belief: esteem: reputation: honor: good character: sale on trust: time allowed for payment: the side of an account on which payments received are entered.
  31. Belief; trust; reputation; time allowed for payment; record of payment; amount due.
  32. Belief, trust; character; repute; honor.
  33. Time allowed for payment; amount in one's favor, or the record of it.
  34. A reliance of the mind on the truth of something said or done; belief or faith; reputation; estimation; that which procures or is entitled to belief; authority derived from one's character, or from the confidence of others; influence; power derived from weight of character, fidelity, or other cause; confidence in a man's solvency and probity, which entitles a man to be trusted: sale on trust; the time given for payment of goods sold on trust; the side of an account in which payment is entered, opposed to debit.
  35. Trust; reliance on the truth of words spoken; confidence in the sincerity of intentions or actions; good opinion derived from character or social position; power; influence; sale of goods on trust; time allowed for payment of goods not sold for ready money; in book- keeping, one side of an account is called the credit side, the other the debtor side- by is the sign of entry of the former, and to of the latter.