credit credit  /ˈkrɛ dət/


  1. (n) approval
  2. (n) money available for a client to borrow
  3. (n) an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  4. (n) used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
  5. (n) arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
  6. (n) recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
  7. (n) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  8. (n) an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
  9. (n) an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments
  10. (v) give someone credit for something
  11. (v) ascribe an achievement to
  12. (v) accounting: enter as credit
  13. (v) have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of


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  1. Unhappy with the predictive value of credit scores, lenders look for more personal data.
  2. If politicians can't agree to renew credits for businesses that create renewable power, both the economy and the environment will suffer.
  3. Congress isn't pulling the rug out from under credit-card issuers, but it is telling them to clean up their act.


  1. Credit card debt is back on the rise

    Credit card users did learn to manage their debt better after the Recession, but now research shows signs that Americans may be getting a little less careful about how they use credit cards.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WWLP Springfield

  2. Credit Island group will meet, tour lodge

    The Credit Island lodge advisory committee will meet for the first time today, with a tour of the burned-out structure part of the proceedings, Alderman Nathan Brown, 1st Ward, announced at Wednesday's City Council meeting.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Credit Suisse Debuts 2 Commodities ETNs

    Credit Suisse, the bank behind the recently launched Credit Suisse Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (NYSEArca:GLDI), rolled out two multicommodity long-only exchange-traded notes today, one a broad
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "I can't find a way to beat them at this point," Martinez said. "You just have to give them credit and say, `Hey, you guys beat me, not my team.' "
    on Sep 25, 2004 By: Pedro Martinez Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "That made my day. I give Charlie a lot of credit for that," teammate Chipper Jones said. "You usually don't see the utility guys get their due. Charlie's doing his homework."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Chipper Jones Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Soon my Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, will announce a new strategy for reviving our financial system that gets credit flowing to businesses and families," Obama said in his weekly radio address.
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

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