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debt

 (dĕt)
n.
1. Something owed, such as money, goods, or services: used the proceeds to pay off her debts; a debt of gratitude.
2. An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else: students burdened with debt.
3. The condition of owing: a young family always in debt.
4. Financial instruments, such as bonds, mortgages, and loans, that represent a claim to payment and rights of creditorship: invested in government debt; a company issuing debt.
5. A moral or legal obligation to make reparations or undergo punishment for committing an offense: a criminal repaying his debt to society.

[Middle English dette, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *dēbita, pl. of Latin dēbitum, debt, neuter past participle of dēbēre, to owe; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

debt′less adj.

debt

(dɛt)
n
1. something that is owed, such as money, goods, or services
2. (Banking & Finance) bad debt a debt that has little or no prospect of being paid
3. an obligation to pay or perform something; liability
4. (Banking & Finance) the state of owing something, esp money, or of being under an obligation (esp in the phrases in debt, in (someone's) debt)
5. a temporary failure to maintain the necessary supply of something: sleep debt; oxygen debt.
[C13: from Old French dette, from Latin dēbitum, from dēbēre to owe, from de- + habēre to have; English spelling influenced by the Latin etymon]
ˈdebtless adj

debt

(dɛt)

n.
1. something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another.
2. a liability or obligation to pay or render something.
3. a sin; trespass.
[1175–1225; Middle English dette < Old French < Latin dēbita (neuter pl., taken in Vulgar Latin as feminine singular), n. use of dēbitus, past participle of dēbēre to owe =dē- de- + habēre to have, possess]
debt′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debt - the state of owing something (especially money)debt - the state of owing something (especially money); "he is badly in debt"
financial obligation, indebtedness, liability - an obligation to pay money to another party
2.debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another
liabilities - anything that is owed to someone else
arrears - an unpaid overdue debt
national debt - the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)
public debt - the total of the nation's debts: debts of local and state and national governments; an indicator of how much public spending is financed by borrowing instead of taxation
debt ceiling, debt limit - the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity
bad debt - a debt that is unlikely to be repaid
installment debt - debt to be paid by installments
loan - the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
principal - the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
score - an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); "add it to my score and I'll settle later"
3.debt - an obligation to pay or do something
obligation - a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

debt

noun
1. debit, bill, score, account, due, duty, commitment, obligation, liability, arrears, money owing He is still paying off his debts.
2. (Formal) indebtedness, obligation I owe a debt of thanks to her
in debt owing, liable, accountable, in the red (informal), in arrears, overdrawn, beholden, in hock (informal, chiefly U.S.), behind with payments
in someone's debt indebted to, grateful, obliged to, thankful, appreciative, obligated to, beholden to, under an obligation to I shall be forever in your debt for all your kindness.
Quotations
"Debt is the worst poverty" [Thomas Fuller Gnomologia]

debt

noun
1. Something, such as money, owed by one person to another:
2. A condition of owing something to another:
Translations
dluh
gældskyld
velkavelvoite
dug
adósságkötelezettségtartozás
skuld
借金
skolingasskolininkas
parāds
dolg
skuld
หนี้
món nợ

debt

[det]
A. N
1. (= money owed) → deuda f
bad debtdeuda incobrable
foreign debt (Pol) → deuda f externa or exterior
a debt of honouruna deuda de honor
to be in debt (to sb)tener deudas or estar endeudado (con algn)
I am five pounds in debtdebo cinco libras (to a) to get into debt; run into debt; run up debtscontraer deudas
to be out of debttener las deudas saldadas
2. (fig) a debt of gratitudeuna deuda de agradecimiento
to be in sb's debtestar en deuda con algn
B. CPD debt collection Ncobro m de morosos
debt collector Ncobrador(a) m/f de morosos
debt ratio Ntasa f de endeudamiento
debt relief Nalivio m de deuda
debt service, debt servicing N (US) → amortización f de la deuda

debt

[ˈdɛt] n
(= money owed) → dette f
He's got a lot of debts → Il a beaucoup de dettes.
foreign debt [country] → dette f extérieure
to be in debt → avoir des dettes, être endetté(e)
to get into debt → s'endetter
to get out of debt → s'aquitter de ses dettes
bad debt → créance f irrécouvrable
[gratitude] → dette f
to be in sb's debt → être redevable à qn
to owe sb a debt → avoir une dette envers qn debt of thanks
(= indebtedness) → dettes fpldebt burden nfardeau m de la dettedebt collector nagent mf de recouvrement (de créances)debt forgiveness nannulation f de la dettedebt-laden [ˈdɛtleɪdən] adjcroulant sous les dettes invdebt of thanks ndette f de reconnaissance

debt

n (= money owed, obligation)Schuld f; debt of honour (Brit) or honor (US) → Ehrenschuld f, → Verschuldung fder öffentlichen Hand; to be in debtverschuldet sein (to gegenüber); to be £5 in debt£ 5 Schulden haben (to bei); he is in my debt (for money) → er hat Schulden bei mir; (for help etc) → er steht in meiner Schuld; to run or get into debtSchulden machen, sich verschulden; to get out of debtaus den Schulden herauskommen; to be out of debtschuldenfrei sein; to repay a debt (lit, fig)eine Schuld begleichen; I shall always be in your debtich werde ewig in Ihrer Schuld stehen
attrSchulden-; debt relief/forgivenessSchuldenerlass m; debt burdenSchulden pl

debt

:
debt collection agency
nInkassobüro nt
debt collector
nInkassobeauftragte(r) mf, → Schuldeneintreiber(in) m(f) (inf)

debt

:
debt relief
nSchuldenerleichterung m
debt rescheduling
nUmschuldung f

debt

[dɛt] ndebito
debts of £5000 → debiti per 5000 sterline
a debt of honour/gratitude → un debito d'onore/di gratitudine or di riconoscenza
to be in debt (to sb) → essere indebitato/a (con qn), avere debiti (con qn)
I am £500 in debt → sono in debito di 500 sterline
to be in sb's debt (fig) → essere in debito verso qn
to get into debt → far debiti, indebitarsi
to be out of debt → essere libero/a da debiti

debt

(det) noun
what one person owes to another. His debts amount to over $3,000; a debt of gratitude.
ˈdebtor noun
a person who owes a debt.
in debt
owing money.

debt

دَيْن dluh gæld Schulden χρέος deuda velka dette dug debito 借金 schuld gjeld dług dívida долг skuld หนี้ borç món nợ 欠款

debt

n. deuda.