Definitions for beliefbɪˈlif
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word belief
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something believed; opinion; conviction.
confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.
confidence; faith; trust:
children's belief in parents.
a religious creed or faith.
Origin of belief:
1150–1200; ME bileve
any cognitive content held as true
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
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
one of a set of ideas held by a particular group
Mental acceptance of a claim as truth regardless of supporting or contrary empirical evidence.
The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
The quality or state of believing.
My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.
She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.
One's religious or moral convictions.
I can't do that. It's against my beliefs.
Origin: from leafa.
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
a persuasion of the truths of religion; faith
the thing believed; the object of belief
a tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1979
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4498
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Nouns Frequency: #623
Translations for belief
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
faith or trust
I have no belief in his ability.
- تَصْديق، ثِقَـهArabic
- crençaPortuguese (BR)
- der GlaubeGerman
- πίστη, εμπιστοσύνηGreek
- confianza, feSpanish
- usk, usaldusEstonian
- اعتقاد؛ ایمانFarsi
- foi, confianceFrench
- hit, bizalomHungarian
- tiltrú, traustIcelandic
- 신념, 확신Korean
- ticība; uzticībaLatvian
- اعتقاد؛ ایمانPersian
- منل، ایمان لرلPashto
- credinţă, încredereRomanian
- вера, довериеRussian
- viera, dôveraSlovak
- tro, tilltro, förtroendeSwedish
- güven, inançTurkish
- 相信，信任Chinese (Trad.)
- віра, довіраUkrainian
- یقین ، بھروسہ ، اعتمادUrdu
- sự tin tưởngVietnamese
- 相信Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for belief »
Find a translation for the belief definition in other languages:
Select another language: