Definitions for beliefbɪˈlif

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•liefbɪˈlif(n.)

  1. something believed; opinion; conviction.

  2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.

  3. confidence; faith; trust:

    children's belief in parents.

  4. a religious creed or faith.

    Category: Religion

Origin of belief:

1150–1200; ME bileve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. belief(noun)

    any cognitive content held as true

  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. belief(noun)ɪˈlif

    a strong feeling that sb or sth exists, is true, or is right

    the boy's belief in his father; a belief in the goodness of people

  2. beliefɪˈlif

    one of a set of ideas held by a particular group

    religious/political beliefs

Wiktionary

  1. belief(Noun)

    Mental acceptance of a claim as truth regardless of supporting or contrary empirical evidence.

  2. belief(Noun)

    Something believed.

    The ancient people have a belief in many deities.

  3. belief(Noun)

    The quality or state of believing.

    My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.

  4. belief(Noun)

    Religious faith.

    She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.

  5. belief(Noun)

    One's religious or moral convictions.

    I can't do that. It's against my beliefs.

  6. Origin: from leafa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belief(noun)

    assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses

  2. Belief(noun)

    a persuasion of the truths of religion; faith

  3. Belief(noun)

    the thing believed; the object of belief

  4. Belief(noun)

    a tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed

Freebase

  1. Belief

    Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true. Dispositional and occurrent belief concerns the contextual activation of the belief into thoughts or ideas.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Belief

    a word of various application, but properly definable as that which lies at the heart of a man or a nation's convictions, or is the heart and soul of all their thoughts and actions, "the thing a man does practically lay to heart, and know for certain concerning his vital relations to this mysterious universe, and his duty and destiny there."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1979

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4498

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Nouns Frequency: #623


Translations for belief

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

belief(noun)

faith or trust

I have no belief in his ability.

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