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CREDIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does credit mean? 

CREDIT (noun)
  The noun CREDIT has 8 senses:

1. approval
2. money available for a client to borrow
3. an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
4. used in the phrase 'to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
5. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
6. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
7. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
8. an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

  Familiarity information: CREDIT used as a noun is common.


CREDIT (verb)
  The verb CREDIT has 4 senses:

1. give someone credit for something
2. give credit for
3. accounting: enter as credit
4. have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

  Familiarity information: CREDIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREDIT (noun)


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Meaning:

Approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

credit; recognition

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "credit"):

commemoration; memorial; remembrance (a recognition of meritorious service)

ovation; standing ovation (enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause))

salutation; salute (an act of honor or courteous recognition)


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Meaning:

Money available for a client to borrow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "credit"):

letter of credit (a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit)

commercial credit (credit granted by a bank to a business concern for commercial purposes)

bank line; credit line; line; line of credit; personal credit line; personal line of credit (the maximum credit that a customer is allowed)

import credit (credit opened by an importer at a bank in his own country upon which an exporter may draw)

export credit (a credit opened by an importer with a bank in an exporter's country to finance an export operation)

cheap money (credit available at low rates of interest)


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Meaning:

An accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

credit entry; credit

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

accounting entry; entry; ledger entry (a written record of a commercial transaction)

Antonym:

debit (an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing)


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Meaning:

Used in the phrase 'to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

she already had several performances to her credit

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

accomplishment; achievement (the action of accomplishing something)


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Meaning:

Arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

deferred payment; credit

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)

Antonym:

cash (prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check)


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Meaning:

Recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

course credit; credit

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

attainment (the act of achieving an aim)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "credit"):

credit hour; semester hour (a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester)


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Meaning:

A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

quotation; cite; mention; acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "credit"):

cross-index; cross-reference (a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work)

photo credit (a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph)


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Meaning:

An entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("credit" is a kind of...):

title (a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work)

Holonyms ("credit" is a part of...):

film; flick; motion picture; motion-picture show; movie; moving picture; moving-picture show; pic; picture; picture show (a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement)


CREDIT (verb)


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Meaning:

Give someone credit for something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

We credited her for saving our jobs

Hypernyms (to "credit" is one way to...):

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something


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Meaning:

Give credit for

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

credit; accredit

Context example:

She was not properly credited in the program

Hypernyms (to "credit" is one way to...):

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s PP


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Meaning:

Accounting: enter as credit

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

We credit your account with $100

Hypernyms (to "credit" is one way to...):

account; calculate (keep an account of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "credit"):

finance (sell or provide on credit)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Antonym:

debit (enter as debit)


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Meaning:

Have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "credit" is one way to...):

bank; rely; swear; trust (have confidence or faith in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "credit"):

believe (credit with veracity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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