- acknowledgment of a person’s contribution to the making of a movie or television program, typically displayed in a list that scrolls down the screen at the beginning or end: She got screen credits for photography.
- a similar acknowledgment in a publication: The paper’s policy is to list credits for theater productions at the end of reviews.
- reputation of solvency and honesty, entitling a person or business to be trusted in buying or borrowing: Your credit is good.
- an agreement to entrust a buyer with goods or services without immediate payment, based on confidence in the buyer’s ability and intention to pay: She bought the air conditioner on credit with no money down.
- the time allowed for payment of goods or services obtained on trust: 90 days' credit.
- an amount of money that a financial institution lends or makes available to a client, to be repaid typically in monthly installments including interest: The bank extended the couple credit to finance the remodeling of their home.
- official acceptance and recording of the work completed by a student in a particular course of study.
- one unit of academic credit; a credit hour.
- an entry of payment or value received on an account.
- the right-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to debit).
- an entry, or the total shown, on the credit side.
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MORE ABOUT CREDIT
What does credit mean in credit management?
The term credit has several financial meanings, but all of them are based on the confidence and trust that lenders or vendors have in an individual’s ability to pay in a timely fashion. (Credit is ultimately derived from Latin crēdere “to believe, entrust, give credit.”)
Credit can involve entrusting a buyer with goods or services without requiring immediate payment. Credit can also involve a transaction in which a lender provides financing to a borrower in return for future monthly repayments, usually including interest.
And if a person has a reputation for financial solvency and honesty, we can say that he or she has good credit.
Examples of credit in a sentence
“For applicants with excellent credit (740+), the average interest rate on a personal loan is typically between 12 and 14%.”
—“When Are Personal Loans A Good Idea?” Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
“If you do qualify for a personal loan with bad credit, you can expect higher interest rates, lower approval amounts and less favorable terms.”
—“How To Get A Personal Loan,” Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
“To see if you qualify for a loan, first check your credit, as that can be an important decision-making factor for the lender.”
—“What Is A Personal Loan?” Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
How to use credit in a sentence
Issues around one wage, getting rid of the tip credit and paying waitstaff not sub-minimum-wage anymore, but with that comes tip sharing.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
The first company Team8 Fintech is building will provide an engine to evaluate credit risk of small- and medium-sized enterprises in e-commerce.She was one of the world’s few female bank CEOs. Now she’s founding a fintech venture group|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Paycheck Protection Program funds are gone, and for most businesses, revenue hasn’t nearly recovered — but they have neither access to unlimited credit nor the means to pay it back.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save|by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel|September 12, 2020|ProPublica
I started my credit card processing company, Gravity Payments, 16 years ago to support these small businesses.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction|matthewheimer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
They often cite the trillions in fiscal spending and super-loose monetary policy that have deluged the economy with cheap credit.Global markets dip as investors again sour on tech stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 10, 2020|Fortune
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
To his credit, Huckabee is conscious of the fact that he will need a cluster of deep-pocketed patrons and bundlers.
To be sure, Jefferson did share the credit, but not in the way such a resolution might be interpreted.
That could include private financial or personal information—like the credit-card numbers you used to pay for the corrupted Wi-Fi.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And much of the credit to her transformation is owed to a finishing school that caters to women just like her.
After all, here was a babe equipped to face the exigencies of a censorious world; in looks and apparel a credit to any father.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The result of the restoration of trade, banking, and credit to earlier and more normal conditions has been steadily apparent.
He went to a bank in the little town where he had other friends from whom he had never asked credit.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
I must make no mistake, and blunder into a national type of features, all wrong; if I make your mask, it must do us credit.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The so-called war credit banks are designed to serve this purpose.
British Dictionary definitions for credit
- the positive balance in a person's bank account
- the sum of money that a bank makes available to a client in excess of any deposit
- the practice of permitting a buyer to receive goods or services before payment
- the time permitted for paying for such goods or services
- acknowledgment of an income, liability, or capital item by entry on the right-hand side of an account
- the right-hand side of an account
- an entry on this side
- the total of such entries
- (as modifier)credit entries Compare debit (def. 1)
- a distinction awarded to an examination candidate obtaining good marks
- a section of an examination syllabus satisfactorily completed, as in higher and professional education
- to enter (an item) as a credit in an account
- to acknowledge (a payer) by making such an entryCompare debit (def. 2)
Derived forms of creditcreditless, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with credit
see do someone proud (credit to); extend credit to; get credit for; give credit where credit is due.