creed

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English credo, crede, Old English creda, from Latin credo (I believe), from credere (to believe); akin to Old Irish cretim (I believe), and Sanskrit रद्दध्मि (raddadhmi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia Wikipedia

creed (plural creeds)

  1. That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
  2. A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; especially, one which is brief and comprehensive.
    • A creed is a manifesto of religious or spiritual beliefs
  3. (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      The precipice she stood on was immense, / So was her creed in her own innocence.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Verb[edit]

creed (third-person singular simple present creeds, present participle creeding, simple past and past participle creeded)

  1. To believe; to credit.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

creed

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of creer.