debt Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “debt” - Learner’s Dictionary

debt

noun     /det/
AMOUNT [C]
B2 an amount of money that you owe someone: She's working in a bar to try to pay off her debts.Borrowing, lending and debtAccounting
OWE MONEY [U]
B2 a situation in which you owe money to someone: We don't want to get into debt. He's heavily in debt.Borrowing, lending and debtAccounting
be in sb's debt
to feel grateful to someone who has helped you or given you something: I shall forever be in your debt.Relieved and thankful
Translations of “debt”
in Arabic دَيْن…
in Korean 빚, 빚을 진 상태…
in Malaysian hutang…
in French dette…
in Turkish borç, borçlu olma…
in Italian debito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 借款,欠款, 債務…
in Russian долг…
in Polish dług…
in Vietnamese nợ…
in Spanish deuda…
in Portuguese dívida…
in Thai ภาวะที่เป็นหนี้…
in German die Schuld…
in Catalan deute…
in Japanese 借金, 負債, 借金状態…
in Indonesian utang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借款,欠款, 债务…
(Definition of debt from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “debt”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More