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  1. Dictionary Use All definitions from The American Heritage Dictionary

  2. Word Meaning • Debit (deb-it) NOUN 1.Accountinga. An item of debt as recorded in an account. b. The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made. c. An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account. d. The sum of such entries. 2. A drawback; a detriment.TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: deb·it·ed, deb·it·ing, deb·its1. To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger. 2. To charge with a debit:The bank debited my account for the overdrawn check. • ETYMOLOGY:Middle English debite, from Latin • debitum, debt. See debt.

  3. Parts of Speechand Other Forms of the Word • Debit (deb-it). NOUN 1.Accountinga. An item of debt as recorded in an account. b. The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made. c. An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account. d. The sum of such entries. 2. A drawback; a detriment.TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: deb·it·ed, deb·it·ing, deb·its1. To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger. 2. To charge with a debit: The bank debited my account for the overdrawn check. • ETYMOLOGY:Middle English debite, from Latin d bitum, debt. See debt.

  4. Origins of the Word/Etymology • Debit (deb-it) NOUN 1.Accountinga. An item of debt as recorded in an account. b. The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made. c. An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account. d. The sum of such entries. 2. A drawback; a detriment.TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: deb·it·ed, deb·it·ing, deb·its1. To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger. 2. To charge with a debit: The bank debited my account for the overdrawn check. • ETYMOLOGY:Middle English debite, from Latin debitum, debt. See debt.

  5. Pronunication • Debit (dĕb´-it) • Ache (āk) • Donkey (dŏng´kē) • Dormitory (dôr´mĭ-tōr´e)

  6. Field Label/Restrictive Meanings • Field labels (also known as restrictive meanings) indicate that the word has a specificmeaning in a certain field or profession. • Examples • Dead Sports-Out of play. • Cup Golf—A hole of the metal container inside a hole. Biology—A cuplike structure or organ.

  7. Synonyms • Some dictionaries list synonyms, words that have approximately the same meaning as the defined word. • Example • Defined word=curve • Synonyms=bend, twist • Example • Defined word =explain • Synonyms-elucidate, expound, explicate, interpret, construeIf synonyms are listed, they will be marked as SYN or Synonym

  8. Usage Labels • Usage labels indicate how a particular word is used. Usage labels indicate whether a use of the word is slang, vulgar, or obsolete. • Examples-Slang • Hot-Slang-Sexually aroused or arousing. • Hot-Slang-Recently stolen. ex.-hot goods

  9. Obsolete/Archaic and Vulgar • Examples-Obsolete or Archaic (no longer in use) • Meet-Obsolete-Fitting or proper. ex.-It is meet that we get together to discuss this. • Note-Some usage labels also indicate that a certain use of a word is vulgar. No examples are necessary

  10. Proper Use of Word in a Sentence • Debit (deb-it) NOUN 1.Accountinga. An item of debt as recorded in an account. b. The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made. c. An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account. d. The sum of such entries. 2. A drawback; a detriment.TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: deb·it·ed, deb·it·ing, deb·its1. To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger. 2. To charge with a debit: The bank debited my account for the overdrawn check. • ETYMOLOGY:Middle English debite, from Latin • debitum, debt. See debt.