Definitions for faithfeɪθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

faithfeɪθ(n.)

  1. confidence or trust in a person or thing.

  2. belief that is not based on proof.

  3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.

  4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics or standards of merit.

  5. a system of religious belief:

    the Jewish faith.

  6. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.

  7. the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.

Idioms for faith:

  1. in faith,in truth; indeed.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of faith:

1200–50; ME feith < AF fed, OF feid, feit < L fidem, acc. of fidēs trust, akin to fīdere to trust

Princeton's WordNet

  1. religion, faith, religious belief(noun)

    a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

    "he lost his faith but not his morality"

  2. faith, trust(noun)

    complete confidence in a person or plan etc

    "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

  3. religion, faith, organized religion(noun)

    an institution to express belief in a divine power

    "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

  4. faith(noun)

    loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

    "keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. faith(noun)ɪθ

    a feeling of trust or belief that sth is true or good

    her faith in human goodness; my parents' faith in me and my abilities; their strong religious faith

  2. faithɪθ

    a religion

    people from many faiths; the Muslim/Jewish/Christian faith

  3. faithɪθ

    with the intention of doing what is morally right

    a deal made in good faith

Wiktionary

  1. faith(Noun)

    A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, without having evidence.

  2. faith(Noun)

    A religious belief system.

    The Christian faith.

  3. faith(Noun)

    An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.

    He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.

  4. faith(Noun)

    A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.

    I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.

  5. Faith(ProperNoun)

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  6. Origin: 12th century, from feith, from feid, from fides (whence also English fidelity), from fido, ultimately from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (whence also English bide).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faith(noun)

    belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony

  2. Faith(noun)

    the assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth

  3. Faith(noun)

    the belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith

  4. Faith(noun)

    the belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith

  5. Faith(noun)

    that which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church

  6. Faith(noun)

    fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty

  7. Faith(noun)

    word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith

  8. Faith(noun)

    credibility or truth

  9. Faith

    by my faith; in truth; verily

Freebase

  1. Faith

    Faith is confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion. It is also belief that is not based on proof. In religion, faith often involves accepting claims about the character of a deity, nature, or the universe. While some have argued that faith is opposed to reason, proponents of faith argue that the proper domain of faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence. For example, faith can be applied to predictions of the future, which has not yet occurred. The word faith is often used as a substitute for hope, trust or belief.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Faith

    in its proper spiritual sense and meaning is a deep-rooted belief affecting the whole life, that the visible universe in every section of it, particularly here and now, rests on and is the manifestation of an eternal and an unchangeable Unseen Power, whose name is Good, or God.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. faith

    1. The effort to believe that which your commonsense tells you is not true. 2. The first requisite in success.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FAITH

    A mental accomplishment whereby an ear-ache becomes a Symphony Concert, a broken finger a diamond ring and a "touch" an invitation to dine.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faith' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2048

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faith' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1695

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faith' in Nouns Frequency: #869


Translations for faith

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

faith(noun)

trust or belief

She had faith in her ability.

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