- official acceptance and recording of the work completed by a student in a particular course of study.
- 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.
verb (used with object)
Origin of credit
Examples from the Web for credits
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And Ejogo credits her director for many of those added elements.
Tom Cotton credits Harvard as the place where he “discovered political philosophy as a way of life.”
He credits late comedian Eric Tunney, his co-host after Williams moved to Hollywood, with helping define Ed.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ferris credits her books Louisiana Cookery (1954) and New Orleans Cuisine (1969) as exemplars of diligent reporting and research.
Central Investigation Bureau agents were lucky if all their extras and bonuses brought them up to a thousand credits a year.Brink of Madness|Walter J. Sheldon
We had negotiated their 'credits' for some of our constituents to a considerable amount for the payment of teas and silks.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
In 1970 about 73 percent of the bank's credits were devoted to exports, and only 21 percent were granted for imports.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
I had a book of travellers' checks and credits at the coast.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
You don't want to talk about those divilish bills and credits and things, I hope.Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for credits (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for credits (2 of 2)
- 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
verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)
- to enter (an item) as a credit in an account
- to acknowledge (a payer) by making such an entryCompare debit (def. 2)
Derived Formscreditless, adjective
Word Origin for credit
Culture definitions for credits
Idioms and Phrases with credits
see do someone proud (credit to); extend credit to; get credit for; give credit where credit is due.