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debt Explained

debt at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[det]

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

c.1290, from O.Fr. dete, from L. debitam "thing owed," neut. pp. of debere "to owe," originally, "keep something away from someone," from de- "away" + habere "to have." Restored spelling after c.1400 from M.E. dette. The KJV has detter three times, debter three times, debtor twice and debtour once. ///

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

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: dette, from Latin debitum, from debere 'to owe']//
1 [C] a sum of money that a person or organization owes: debt of// --This over-ambitious strategy has saddled them with debts of around $3,000,000.// pay (off)/repay/clear/settle etc a debt // --He had enough money to pay off his father's outstanding debts.// --Romania is paying more and more to Western banks simply to service the debt (=pay it) .// run up/amass debts // --students who run up huge debts //
2 [U] when you owe money to someone: → credit// in debt (to sb)// --Nearly half the students said they were in debt.// --The band will be in debt to the record company for years.// [hA124]200/$1000 etc in debt // --A rash business decision left him $600 in debt.// get/run/fall etc into debt // --The club sank deeper into debt .// be heavily/deeply in debt (=owe a lot of money) //
3 [C usually singular] the degree to which you have learned from or been influenced by someone or something else: debt to// --Braque acknowledged his debt to Impressionist painting.//
4 debt of gratitude/thanks: the fact of being grateful to someone who has helped you// --I owe a debt of gratitude to my tutors.// bad debt, national debt//

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

Something owed. Anyone having borrowed money or goods from another owes a debt and is under obligation to return the goods or repay the money, usually with interest. For governments, the need to borrow in order to finance a deficit budget has led to the development of various forms of national debt. See also bankruptcy, debtor and creditor, usury.

DEBT at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "debt":
accountability, accountable, answerable for, arrearage, arrears,
beholden, borrowing, debit, debtor, default, deficit, delinquency,
due, encumbered, encumbrance, financing, hire purchase, hitting,
hitting-up, hocking, in arrears, in debt, in hock, in the red,
indebted, indebtedness, installment buying, installment plan,
liability, liable, money-raising, mortgaging, nonpayment,
obligation, owing, pawning, pledging, responsibility, responsible,
sin, straitened, touching, under obligation, wickedness, wrong

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

[N] (Debt): debt, obligation, liability, debit, bill, account, tab, arrears, insolvency, bankruptcy.

[V] (Debt): be in debt, owe, run up a bill.

[ADJ] (Debt): indebted, liable, in debt, insolvent, unpaid, unrewarded, owing.

Debt at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

restrain, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, wed, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail.[V] (Opposite): be contrary, contrast with, oppose, negate, belie, invert, reverse, turn the tables, turn top

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

noun
1 [C] a sum of money that sb owes:
I need to pay off all my debts before I leave the country. * an outstanding debt of 」300 * He had run up credit card debts of thousands of dollars.
2 [U] the situation of owing money, especially when you cannot pay:
He died heavily in debt. * The club is 」4 million in debt. * We were poor but we never got into debt. * It's hard to stay out of debt when you are a student. * a country's foreign debt burden
see also BAD DEBT
3 [C, usually sing.] the fact that you should feel grateful to sb because they have helped you or been kind to you:
to owe a debt of gratitude to sb * I would like to acknowledge my debt to my teachers.
IDIOMS
be in sb's debt (formal) to feel grateful to sb for their help, kindness, etc.

DEBT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

them, they make a light ringing sound:
[V] the sound of bottles chinking * [VN] We chinked glasses and drank to each other's health.adjective
(of a man) having a very small chin (often thought of as a sign of a weak character)
IDIOMS
a chinless wonder (BrE, humorous, disapproving) a young, upper-class man who is weak and stupidnoun
[pl.] informal trousers/pants made from strong woven cotton:
a pair of chinosnoun
[U, C] a shiny cotton fabric with a printed design, especially of flowers, used for making curtains, covering furniture, etc.adjective
1 (BrE) covered in or decorated with chintz
2 (AmE, informal) cheap and not attractive
3 (AmE, humorous) not willing to spend money
SYN CHEAP, STINGYnoun
[sing.] (BrE, spoken) a friendly, informal conversation with sb that you know wellnoun, verb
noun


1 the place from which a small piece of wood, glass, etc. has broken from an object:
This mug has a chip in it.

2 a small piece of wood, glass, etc. that has broken off an object:
chips of wood * chocolate chip cookies (= biscuits containing small pieces of chocolate)

3 (BrE) (also French fry, fry AmE, BrE) [usually pl.] a long thin piece of potato fried in oil or fat:
All main courses are served with chips or baked potato.
see also FISH AND CHIPS
4 (AmE) = CRISP:
potato chips
5 = MICROCHIP:
chip technology
see also V-CHIP
6 a small flat piece of plastic used to represent a particular amount of money in some types of gambling: (figurative) The release of prisoners was used as a bargaining chip.
7 (also chip shot) (in golf, football, etc.) an act of hitting or kicking a ball high in the air so that it lands within a short distance:
She left herself with a short chip to the green.
see also BLUE-CHIP
IDIOMS
a chip off the old block (informal) a person who is very similar to their mother or father in the way that they look or behave
have a chip on your shoulder (about sth) (informal) to be sensitive about sth that happened in the past and become easily offended if it is mentioned because you think that you were treated unfairly:
He has a real chip on his shoulder about being adopted.
have had your chips (BrE, informal) to be in a situation in which you are certain to be defeated or killed
when the chips are down (informal) used to refer to a difficult situation in which you are forced to decide what is important to you:
I'm not sure what I'll do when the chips are down. * When the chips are down he always finds the courage to carry on.
verb (-pp-)
1 to damage sth by breaking a small piece off it; to become damaged in this way:
[VN] a badly chipped saucer * She chipped one of her front teeth. * [V] These plates chip easily.
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to cut or break small pieces off sth with a tool:
Chip away the damaged area. * The fossils had been chipped out of the rock. * It took a long time to chip a hole in the wall. * It needs skill to chip a block of stone into a recognizable shape.
3 [VN, V] (especially in golf and football) to hit or kick the ball so that it goes high in the air and then lands within a short distance
4 [VN] ~ potatoes (BrE) to cut potatoes into long thin pieces and fry them in deep oil
PHRASAL VERBS
chip away at sth to keep breaking small pieces off sth:
He was chipping away at the stone. * (figurative) They chipped away at the power of the government (= gradually made it weaker).
chip in (with sth) (informal)
1 to join in or interrupt a conversation; to add sth to a conversation or discussion:
Pete and Anne chipped in with suggestions. * [+ speech] 'That's different,' she chipped in.
2 (also chip in sth) to give some money so that a group of people can buy sth together:
If everyone chips in we'll be able to buy her a really nice present. * We each chipped in (with) 」5.
chip off | chip sth<->off to damage sth by breaking a small piece off it; to be damaged in this way:
He chipped off a piece of his tooth. * Use a good varnish that will not chip off.(also informal chippy, chippie) noun
(in Britain) a shop that cooks and sells fish and chips and other fried food for people to take home and eatnoun
[U] a type of board that is used for building, made of small pieces of wood that are pressed together and stuck with glue:
They had nailed chipboard across the broken window.noun
a small N American animal of the SQUIRREL family, with light and dark marks on its backnoun
(especially BrE) a small thin sausagenoun
[pl.] (BrE) small pieces of stone or woodnoun, adjective
noun (also chippie) (plural chippies) (BrE, informal)
1 = CHIP SHOP
2 = CARPENTER
adjective (informal) (of a person) getting annoyed or offended easily(especially BrE) (AmE usually podiatrist) noun a person whose job is the care and treatment of people's feet(especially BrE) (AmE usually podiatry) noun [U] the work of a chiropodistnoun
[U] the work of a chiropractornoun
a person whose job involves treating some diseases and physical problems by pressing and moving the bones in a person's SPINE or joints
compare OSTEOPATHverb
1 [V] (of small birds and some insects) to make short high sounds:
The sparrows / crickets were chirping.
2 [V, V speech] to speak in a lively and cheerful way
chirp (also

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

Debt \Debt\, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus
owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de- +
habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.]
1. That which is due from one person to another, whether
money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound
to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing
owed; obligation; liability.

Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt.
--Shak.

When you run in debt, you give to another power over
your liberty. --Franklin.

2. A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.
``Forgive us our debts.'' --Matt. vi. 12.

3. (Law) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum
of money alleged to be due. --Burrill.

{Bond debt}, {Book debt}, etc. See under {Bond}, {Book}, etc.


{Debt of nature}, death.

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

debt
n 1: the state of owing something (especially money); "he is
badly in debt"
2: money or goods or services owed by one person to another
3: an obligation to pay or do something

debt at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » dett|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » dete|lang=fro (French: Inter: term » dette|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » debita|dēbita|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » debitum|dēbitum|what is owed, a debt, a duty|lang=la, neuter of Inter: term » debitus|dēbitus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » debeo|dēbeō|I owe|lang=la, contraction of Inter: recons » dehibeo|dehibeō|literally I have from|lang=la, from Inter: term » de||from|lang=la + Inter: term » habeo|habeō|I have|lang=la.
The unpronounced "b" in the modern English spelling is a Latinisation from the Latin etymon Inter: term » debitum|dēbitum|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɛt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dEt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-debt.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛt

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • An action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another, adopt toward another, or give to another.
    1. 1589, Category: w - :William_Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, act 1, sc. 3,
    2. : Revenge the jeering and disdain'd contempt
    3. : Of this proud king, who studies day and night
    4. : To answer all the debt he owes to you
    5. : Even with the bloody payment of your deaths.
    6. 1850, Category: w - :Nathaniel_Hawthorne|Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, ch. 14,
    7. : This long debt of confidence, due from me to him, whose bane and ruin I have been, shall at length be paid.
    8. The state or condition of owing something to another.
    9. : ''I am in your debt.
    10. Money that one person or entity owes or is required to pay to another, generally as a result of a loan or other financial transaction.
    11. 1919, Category: w - :Upton_Sinclair|Upton Sinclair, Jimmie Higgins, ch. 15,
    12. : Bolsheviki had repudiated the four-billion-dollar debt which the government of the Tsar had contracted with the bankers.

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • bad debt
  • debt-equity ratio
  • debt exchange
  • debt-laden
  • domestic debt

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • external debt
    • foreign debt
    • in debt
    • national debt


    Inter: botto » m

    Related terms

    * debit
  • debitor
  • debtor
  • indebted

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պարտք|tr=partk'
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|задължение|n
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: qualifier » of gratitude Inter: t » cmn|人情債|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|人情债|tr=rénqíngzhài|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dluh|m
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|debeta|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gæld|c, Inter: t- » da|skyldighed|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verplichting, Inter: t+ » nl|schuld|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝuldo
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|skuld|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|velvoite
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dette|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schuld|f, Inter: t- » de|Verbindlichkeit|f, Inter: t+ » de|Verpflichtung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χρέος|n|tr=khréos
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tartozás, Inter: t+ » hu|kötelezettség
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|debito|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|dette|f
    • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|deyn|m, Inter: t+ » ku|qer|m
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|قه‌رز|sc=ku-Arab
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Schold|f
    • Mapudungun: Inter: tø » arn|defe
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|gjeld|m|f
    • Polish: zobowiązanie {{n}}, wdzięczność {{f}}, dług {{m}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dívida|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|datorie
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|долг|m|tr=dolg, Inter: t+ » ru|обязанность|f|tr=ob'ázannost'
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fiach|m, Inter: t- » gd|comain|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|dlh|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|dolg|alt=dôlg|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deuda|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skuld|c
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|skuld|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » state or condition of owing something to another
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պարտք|tr=partk'
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дълг|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: qualifier » of gratitude Inter: t » cmn|人情債|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|人情债|tr=rénqíngzhài|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dluh|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gæld|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schulden|p
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝuldo
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|skuld|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|velka
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schulden|f, Inter: t- » de|Verbindlichkeit|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χρέος|n|tr=khréos
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|adósság, Inter: t+ » hu|tartozás


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|debito|m
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » قه‌رزار
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|skola|f, Inter: t+ » lt|įsiskolinimas|m
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|gjeld|m|f
  • Polish: zadłużenie {{n}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dívida|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|долг|m|tr=dolg, Inter: t » ru|задолженность|f|tr=zadólžennostʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fiach|m, Inter: t- » gd|comain|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|dlh|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deuda|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skuld|c (be in debt: stå i skuld)
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|skuld|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » money that one person or entity owes or is required to pay to another
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պարտք|tr=partk'
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дълг|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|借款|tr=jièkuǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|欠款|tr=qiànkuǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|債務|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|债务|tr=zhàiwù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dluh|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gæld|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schulden|p
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝuldo
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|võlg
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|skuld|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|velka
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dette|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schulden|f, Inter: t- » de|Verbindlichkeit|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χρέος|n|tr=khréos
    • Hebrew: חוב (khov) {{m}}
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|क़र्ज़|m|tr=qarz, Inter: t- » hi|ऋण|m|tr=ŕṇ|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|adósság, Inter: t+ » hu|tartozás
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|dette|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|debito|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|負債|tr=ふさい, fusai|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|借金|tr=しゃっきん, shakkin|sc=Jpan
  • Kurdish: qer {{m}}
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » قه‌رز
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|parāds
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|skola|f
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|hutang
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|gjeld|m|f
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بدهی|tr=bedehi|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: dług {{m}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dívida|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|datorie|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|долг|m|tr=dolg, Inter: t+ » ru|задолженность|f|tr=zadólžennost'
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fiach|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|dlh|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|dolg|alt=dôlg|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deuda|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skuld|c
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|skuld|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » af: skuld
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: dug {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: dug {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: dette
    • Inter: ttbc » io: debajo
    • Inter: ttbc » id: hutang, debet, debit, pijaman
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: debita, debito


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » la: debitum {{n}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 빚 (bit)
  • Inter: ttbc » no: gjeld
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: dívida {{f}}, débito {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: datorie {{f}}
  • Serbian:
  • : Cyrillic: дуг {{m}}
  • : Roman: dug {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » te: అప్పు (appu)
  • Inter: ttbc » uk: борг (borh) {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

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


    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -
    Translation: ar » debt
    Translation: cs » debt
    Translation: cy » debt
    Translation: de » debt
    Translation: et » debt
    Translation: el » debt
    Translation: es » debt
    Translation: eo » debt
    Translation: eu » debt
    Translation: fa » debt
    Translation: fr » debt
    Translation: ko » debt
    Translation: hy » debt
    Translation: io » debt
    Translation: id » debt
    Translation: it » debt
    Translation: kn » debt
    Translation: ka » debt
    Translation: kk » debt
    Translation: sw » debt
    Translation: ku » debt
    Translation: lo » debt
    Translation: li » debt
    Translation: hu » debt
    Translation: mg » debt
    Translation: ml » debt
    Translation: my » debt
    Translation: nl » debt
    Translation: ja » debt
    Translation: oc » debt
    Translation: pl » debt
    Translation: ro » debt
    Category: simple:debt -
    Translation: fi » debt
    Translation: sv » debt
    Translation: ta » debt
    Translation: te » debt
    Translation: tr » debt
    Translation: vi » debt
    Translation: zh » debt