creed

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
creed /krid/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Religiona formal, ritual statement of the chief principles of Christian belief.
  2. Religionan accepted system of religious or other belief:His creed was simply this: be true to yourself.
See -cred-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
creed  (krēd),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Religionany system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination.
  2. Religionany system or codification of belief or of opinion.
  3. Religionan authoritative, formulated statement of the chief articles of Christian belief, as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, or the Athanasian Creed.
  4. the creed. See  Apostles' Creed. 
creedal, credal, adj. 
creeded, adj. 
creedless, adj. 
creedless•ness, n. 
  • Latin crēdō I believe; see credo
  • Middle English crede, Old English crēda bef. 1000
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged faith, conviction, credo, dogma.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

creed /kriːd/ n
  1. a concise, formal statement of the essential articles of Christian belief, such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
  2. any statement or system of beliefs or principles
Etymology: Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe

ˈcreedal, ˈcredal adj



Creed /kriːd/ n
  1. Frederick. 1871–1957, Canadian inventor, resident in Scotland from 1897, noted for his invention of the teleprinter, first used in 1912



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