[d_ˈɛ_b_ɪ_t], [dˈɛbɪt], [dˈɛbɪt]

Definitions of debit:

  1.   To enter on the debtor ( Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold.
  2.   The debtor side of an account; a record of debt; something owed.
  3.   To charge with debt: to enter on the debit or debtor side of an account.
  4.   A debt; an entry on the debtor ( Dr.) side of an account; - mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.
  5.   A debt or something due: and entry on the debtor side of an account.
  6.   an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
  7.   Entry in an account of money due another; opposite to credit.
  8.   Relating to debts.
  9.   To enter on the debtor side of an account; charge, as with debt.
  10.   An entry on the debtor side of an account.
  11.   To charge with debt; to enter on the debtor side of an account.
  12.   enter as debit, in accounting
  13.   To charge with debt.
  14.   That which is entered in an account as a debt; the left- hand side of the ledger, where all articles charged to an account are entered.
  15.   enter as debit
  16.   To charge with debt; - the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.
  17.   To charge with debt; enter on the debtor side.
  18.   Entry on the debtorside of an account.

Antonyms for debit:

credit, drop, command, edge, asset, upper hand, superiority, lead, start, opportunity, assistance, better, control, transcendence, vantage, advantage, privilege, ascendancy, predominance, aid, prerogative, mastery, credit entry, margin, help, plus, head start, jump, supremacy, break.

Quotes for debit:

  1. Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession. – Charles Lyell

Usage examples for debit:

  1. Do you think head office would let us debit it to charges? ” – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  2. When a person does you an injury, debit him until you have a chance to credit his account with some good turn; when you credit his account be sure you overpay what you are owing him, so you will have a balance coming to your credit. ” – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  3. On the debit side much might be added to what has already been said. ” – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  4. He had doubtless yielded to strong compulsion when driven into a corner from which, for one of his nature, there was no escape, and now that he was dead, I had transferred my score against him to the debit of the usurer. ” – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  5. That is a debit and credit affair. ” – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  6. “ Mr Oliver Onions can be judged only on his trilogy, In Accordance with the Evidence, The Debit Account, and The Story of Louie, for these are creative works, threaded and connected; they are an attempt and, on the whole, a very successful one, to take a section of life and to view it from different angles. ” – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  7. There were Empire and Alhambra programmes, a bundle of racing wires, and an account from a bookmaker showing a small debit balance. ” –  by
  8. Of course if she gets worsted from our shop we have to debit her with it, and see that she returns it. ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. And I am disposed to think that many a philanthropist, if weighed in that balance, would be found to have a debit side bigger than his credit. ” – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  10. Then we take off one- third the price of the boat, along with the cost of any other supplies they may have had in company, and divide the balance and enter it to each separate man's credit, leaving two- thirds of the price of the boat at the debit of the boat account. ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  11. When this wretched rebellion is over, and you are well back at Greenwood, and may that be soon, I will visit you and endeavour to settle debit and credit. ” – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. He took out his little book and put down:- Dress- Suit Account Debit Credit Operating expenses. ” – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge
  13. When we look at the record of the past year, 1951, we find important things on both the credit and the debit side of the ledger. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. “ To place typographical errors to the debit of an author's account- not very numerous for a work of eight hundred pages- suggests either an inexperienced or a strongly prejudiced critic. ” – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  15. If I must sum up at all on what, for want of a better word, I have called the " spiritual" count, I can only say that there will be a distinct increase of " character," and leave it to the reader to decide whether that falls on the debit or the credit side. ” – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  16. They make us feel that there is a debit as well as a credit column when we compare our system of social life with theirs. ” – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  17. “ 8787. You entered that to his debit – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  18. “ I have in my mind a commercial married man auditing in his debit and credit mind the matrimonial balance sheet. ” – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  19. Would Lord Silverbridge be so good as to pay the money to Mr. Green Griffin and debit him, Tifto, with the share of his loss? ” – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope

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