- 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.
Idioms about credit
Origin of credit
synonym study for credit
OTHER WORDS FROM credit
How to use credit in a sentence
I give him more credit than being just a game manager, I guess.
LinkedIn is issuing ad credits to advertisers who were overcharged.Social Shorts: Instagram pegs Reels and Shop, Pinterest’s engagement metric, TikTok’s size and more|Ginny Marvin|November 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
Almost everything that we buy is on 15- or 30-day revolving credit.The True Cost of Keeping a Restaurant Open During a Pandemic|Charlotte Druckman|November 11, 2020|Eater
Everyone wants to be the first to have a conversation with the customer, the first to get credit for driving the lead, etc.Building connections between siloed channels, technologies and teams|Sponsored Content: Integrate|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
Sometimes, though, a coach completely warrants the credit or the blame, and Fuente fell into that category Saturday given his performance at the end of Virginia Tech’s game against No.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done|Patrick Stevens|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Apparently, Quentin Tarantino did a bunch of uncredited rewrites on that?Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’|Marlow Stern|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sites like Buzzfeed have found themselves in controversial positions after posting uncredited versions of webcomics.‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip|Rich Goldstein|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Irving, the script was “sprinkled with sentences and passages lifted from my work”, all of which were uncredited.
Did one know that, though uncredited, he was the true writer of Ben-Hur?Stephen Schiff: My (Relatively Small) Crime Against Gore Vidal|Stephen Schiff|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hollywood rumor says he has polished scripts, uncredited, for some movie blockbusters, and he's also busy with TV projects.
What the light of your mind pronounces incredible, that, in God's name, leave uncredited.
But our friends remain below the water-line, unheeded, uncredited, and see to it that the wheels go round.A Safety Match|Ian Hay
It had its place among other uncredited stories, and was there to be turned into Greek by students of that language.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In time all the sweat and blood shed upon Ilium's windy plain will evaporate into a mere mist of uncredited legend.The Secret Life |Elizabeth Bisland
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
Word Origin for credit
Cultural definitions for credit
Other Idioms and Phrases with credit
see do someone proud (credit to); extend credit to; get credit for; give credit where credit is due.