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“creed” in British English

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creednoun [ C ]

uk /kriːd/ us /kriːd/ formal

Examples from literature

  • A few European cities had at times been cities of refuge, but New York and Philadelphia were more than mere temporary shelters to every creed. 
  • But amid the wreck of faiths and creeds, he achieved the strange paradox of American optimism: he never lost faith in democracy, and fought valiantly to the end in behalf of equality and the welfare of the average man. 
  • He obtained his release by professing conformity to the new creed. 
  • Preachers and professors forgot their creeds and took to trade, and even to keeping gambling-houses. 

Examples from literature

  • A few European cities had at times been cities of refuge, but New York and Philadelphia were more than mere temporary shelters to every creed. 
  • But amid the wreck of faiths and creeds, he achieved the strange paradox of American optimism: he never lost faith in democracy, and fought valiantly to the end in behalf of equality and the welfare of the average man. 
  • He obtained his release by professing conformity to the new creed. 
  • Preachers and professors forgot their creeds and took to trade, and even to keeping gambling-houses. 

the Creednoun [ S ]

uk /kriːd/ us /kriːd/ specialized

(Definition of “creed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“creed” in American English

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creednoun [ C/U ]

us /krid/

a formal statement or system of esp. religious beliefs:

[ U ] The law forbids discrimination because of race, color, or creed.

(Definition of “creed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)