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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"

GCIDE

  1. Faith(n.)

    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 Muslim faith; the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.

  2. Origin: [OE. feith, fayth, fay, OF. feid, feit, fei, F. foi, fr. L. fides; akin to fidere to trust, Gr. pei`qein to persuade. The ending th is perhaps due to the influence of such words as truth, health, wealth. See Bid, Bide, and cf. Confide, Defy, Fealty.]

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

  10. Origin: [OE. feith, fayth, fay, OF. feid, feit, fei, F. foi, fr. L. fides; akin to fidere to trust, Gr. pei`qein to persuade. The ending th is perhaps due to the influence of such words as truth, health, wealth. See Bid, Bide, and cf. Confide, Defy, Fealty.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faith

    fāth, n. trust or confidence in any person: belief in the statement of another: belief in the truth of revealed religion: confidence and trust in God: the living reception by the heart of the truth as it is in Christ: that which is believed: any system of religious belief, esp. the religion one considers true—'the faith;' fidelity to promises: honesty: word or honour pledged.—adjs. Faithed (Shak.), credited; Faith′ful, full of faith, believing: firm in adherence to promises, duty, allegiance, &c.: loyal: conformable to truth: worthy of belief: true.—adv. Faith′fully, sincerely, truthfully, exactly.—ns. Faith′fulness; Faith′-heal′ing, a system of belief based on James, v. 14, that sickness may be treated without any medical advice or appliances, if the prayer of Christians be accompanied in the sufferer by true faith.—adj. Faith′less, without faith or belief: not believing, esp. in God or Christianity: not adhering to promises, allegiance, or duty: delusive.—adv. Faith′lessly.—ns. Faith′lessness; Faith′worthiness, trustworthiness.—adj. Faith′worthy, worthy of faith or belief.—Bad faith, treachery.—Father of the faithful, Abraham: the caliph.—In good faith, with sincerity.—The Faithful, believers. [M. E. feith, feyth—O. Fr. feid—L. fidesfidĕre, to trust.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faith in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. KDrew:

    Fear Can't Shake Our Faith

  2. Bible:

    Faith without works is dead.

  3. Philip Lewis-Jones:

    give me faith not religion...

  4. Unknown:

    He who loses faith, loses all.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Faith and optimism are cousins.

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