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creed at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


creed at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. creda "article or statement of Christian belief," from L. credo "I believe," the first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, broadening 17c. to mean any statement of belief. ///

creed at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 900-1000; Language: Latin; Origin: credo; CREDO]//
1 a set of beliefs or principles: --Marxism has never been weaker as a political creed .// --a religious creed // --people of all colours and creeds//
2 the Creed: a formal statement of belief spoken in certain Christian churches//

creed at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Officially authorized, usually brief statement of the essential articles of faith of a religious community, often used in public worship or initiation rites. Creeds are most numerous in Western traditions. In Islam, the shahada declares that only God is God and Muhammad is his prophet. In Judaism, early creeds are preserved in Hebrew scripture, and later creeds include the Thirteen Principles of Faith. In Christianity, the Nicene Creed was formulated in AD 381 to exclude Arianism, and the Apostles' Creed was drafted in the 8th cent. from earlier baptismal creeds. Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and modern movements of Hinduism also possess creeds; in other religions faith is confessed chiefly through liturgical expressions.

creed at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "creed":
Athanasian Creed, Catechism, Nicene Creed, Weltanschauung,
affirmance, affirmation, allegation, announcement, annunciation,
articles of faith, articles of religion, assertion, asseveration,
averment, avouchment, avowal, belief, catechism, church, communion,
conclusion, connection, course, credenda, credo, cult, declaration,
denomination, dictum, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma,
enunciation, faith, formulated belief, gospel, guiding principles,
ideology, ipse dixit, ism, line, manifesto, orthodoxy, persuasion,
plan of action, platform, policy, political faith,
political philosophy, polity, position, position paper,
positive declaration, predicate, predication, principles,
procedure, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition,
protest, protestation, religion, religious belief, religious faith,
say, say-so, saying, school, sect, stance, stand, statement,
system of belief, system of beliefs, teaching, tenet, theology,
tradition, utterance, vouch, weltanschauung, word, world view

creed at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Theology): theology, theosophy, divinity, hagiology, hagiography, religion, religious persuasion, religious sect, denomination, creed, belief.

creed at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a set of principles or religious beliefs:
people of all races, colours and creeds * What is his political creed?
2 (the Creed) [sing.] a statement of Christian belief that is spoken as part of some church services

Creed at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Creed \Creed\, v. t.
To believe; to credit. [Obs.]

That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.

Creed \Creed\ (kr[=e]d), n. [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L.
credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles' creed, fr.
credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr.
[,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See {Do},
v. t., and cf. {Credo}, {Grant}.]
1. A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of
the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for
public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.

In the Protestant system the creed is not
co["o]rdinate with, but always subordinate to, the
Bible. --Schaff-Herzog

2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered

I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed.

{Apostles' creed}, {Athanasian creed}, {Nicene creed}. See
under {Apostle}, {Athanasian}, {Nicene}.

creed at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: any system of principles or beliefs [syn: {credo}]
2: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are
generally accepted by that group [syn: {religious doctrine},
{church doctrine}, {gospel}]

creed at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » credo|lang=ang, Inter: term » crede, Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » creda, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » credo|lang=la||I believe, from Inter: term » credere||to believe; akin to Old Irish Inter: term » cretim|lang=sga||I believe, and Sanskrit Inter: term » रद्दध्मि|tr=raddadhmi|sc=Deva; Inter: term » crat||trust + Inter: term » dh||to put.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹiːd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kri:d/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːd


    Inter: wikipedia » dab=creed (disambiguation)|mul=Creed

  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
    1. 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; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
    2. A creed is a manifesto of religious or spiritual beliefs
    3. Inter: rar » e The fact of believing; belief, faith.
    4. 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
    5. : The precipice she stood on was immense, / So was her creed in her own innocence.

      Derived terms

      * Apostles' Creed

  • Athanasian Creed
  • Nicene Creed

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » terms related to creed
  • credible
  • credibility
  • credit
  • creditable

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • creditor
    • credence
    • credential
    • credo

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » that which is believed
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вероизповедание|n|tr=veroizpovédanie|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|верую|n|tr=vèruyu|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|教義|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|教义|tr=jiàoyì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|信條|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|信条|tr=xìntiáo|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyznání|n
  • Dutch: geloofsovertuiging {{f}}
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|usko, Inter: t+ » fi|oppi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crédo|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Credo|n, Inter: t+ » de|Kredo|n, Inter: t+ » de|Glaubensbekenntnis|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δόγμα|n|tr=dógma, Inter: t+ » el|πίστη|f|tr=pisti, Inter: t+ » el|πιστεύω|n|tr=pistevo
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|דת|alt=דָּת|tr=dat

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|credo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|教義|tr=きょうぎ, kyōgi|sc=Jpan
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|whakapono
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|tro|m
    • Persian: khrad {{m}}
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|credință
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кредо|n|tr=krédo|sc=Cyrl Inter: indeclinabl » e, Inter: qualifier » faith Inter: t+ » ru|вера|f|tr=véra|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » religion Inter: t+ » ru|вероисповедание|n|tr=veroispovédanije|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|credo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tro|c, Inter: t+ » sv|lära|c, Inter: t- » sv|troslära|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кредо|n, Inter: t+ » bg|верую|n
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|信條|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|信条|tr=xìntiáo|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|krédo|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|geloofsbelijdenis|f, Inter: t- » nl|credo|n
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kredo
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|trúarjáttan|f
    • Finnish: uskontunnustus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crédo|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Glaubensbekenntnis|n
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|trúarjátning|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|信条|tr=しんじょう, shinjō|sc=Jpan
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|trosbekjennelse|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кредо|n|tr=krédo Inter: indeclinabl » e
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|credo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » mi: mano

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: crez {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To believe; to credit.


    Inter: trans-top » believe
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вярвам
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|geloven
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|glauben

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|tro
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kredo, Inter: t- » sh|vjeruju
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|creer

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1



    Inter: es-verb-form » creer
  • Inter: es-verb form of » region=Spain|ending=er|mood=imperative|sense=affirmative|pers=2|formal=no|number=plural|creer

  • Translation: cs » creed
    Translation: et » creed
    Translation: es » creed
    Translation: eo » creed
    Translation: fa » creed
    Translation: fr » creed
    Translation: ko » creed
    Translation: io » creed
    Translation: kn » creed
    Translation: lt » creed
    Translation: hu » creed
    Translation: mg » creed
    Translation: ml » creed
    Translation: my » creed
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    Translation: km » creed
    Translation: pl » creed
    Translation: fi » creed
    Translation: sv » creed
    Translation: ta » creed
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    Translation: zh » creed