noun Etymology: Italian, literally, belief, confidence, from Medieval Latin credentia Date: 1880 1. credence 3 2. a sideboard, buffet, or bookcase patterned after a Renaissance credence; especially one without legs

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  • Credenza — A credenza is a piece of furniture that became very fashionable during the second half of the 19th century. Often made of a burnished and polished wood decorated with marquetry, a central cupboard would be flanked by symmetrical quadrant glass… …   Wikipedia

  • credenza — n. 1. a {credence[3]}. Syn: credence. [PJC] 2. a buffet or sideboard similar to a credence[4], especially one without legs. MW10 [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • credenza — [kri den′zə] n. [It, buffet holding foods to be tasted before serving, orig., faith, confidence (in fare la credenza, to make confidence, to taste) < ML credentia,CREDENCE] 1. a type of buffet or sideboard 2. a low cabinet for use as in an… …   English World dictionary

  • credenza — 1cre·dèn·za s.f. 1a. CO il credere, opinione: è una mia ferma credenza | convinzione popolare, spec. superstiziosa: un antica credenza; leggenda | opinione in materia religiosa Sinonimi: idea, opinione, costume. 1b. BU parere: a mia credenza, a… …   Dizionario italiano

  • credenza — crede/nza (1) s. f. 1. fede, religione, confessione, dottrina 2. opinione, convinzione, teoria, avviso, convincimento 3. tradizione, leggenda 4. superstizione, pregiudizio 5. giudizio, parere …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • credenza — credenza1 /kre dɛntsa/ s.f. [lat. mediev. credentia, der. di credĕre affidare, fidarsi, ritener vero ]. 1. a. [il credere, con riferimento alla convinzione religiosa] ▶◀ confessione, credere, credo, dottrina, fede, religione. b. (etnol.) [spec.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • credenza — /krəˈdɛnzə/ (say kruh denzuh) noun 1. a sideboard or small buffet, especially one without legs. 2. a small side desk attached at right angles to a main desk to facilitate use. {Italian credenza. See credence} …   Australian English dictionary

  • credenza — /kri den zeuh/, n. 1. Also, credence. a sideboard or buffet, esp. one without legs. 2. a closed cabinet for papers, office supplies, etc., often of desk height and matching the other furniture in an executive s office. 3. Eccles. credence (def.… …   Universalium

  • credenza — noun a) A sideboard or buffet. b) a horizontal filing cabinet, typically placed behind a desk …   Wiktionary

  • credenza — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. sideboard, buffet, case, shelf, cupboard, bookcase …   English dictionary for students

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