Definitions for Faith
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Faith.
religion, faith, religious beliefnoun
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
"he lost his faith but not his morality"
complete confidence in a person or plan etc
"he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
religion, faith, organized religionnoun
an institution to express belief in a divine power
"he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
"keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"
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.
A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, without having evidence.
A religious belief system.
The Christian faith.
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.
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.
A female given name from English.
"Now, I was called Faith after the cardinal virtue; and I like my name, though many people would think it too Puritan; that was according to our gentle mother's pious desire.
A city in South Dakota.
Etymology: 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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: foi, French; fede, Italian; fides, Latin.
The name of faith being properly and strictly taken, it must needs have reference unto some uttered word, as the object of belief. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 4.
Faith, if it have not works, is dead. Jam. ii. 17.
Vision in the next life is the perfecting of that faith in this life, or that faith here is turned into vision there, as hope into enjoying. Henry Hammond, Pract. Catech.
Then faith shall fail, and holy hope shall die;
One lost in certainty, and one in joy. Matthew Prior.
Felix heard Paul concerning the faith. Acts xxiv. 24.
This is the catholick faith. Common Prayer.
Faith is an entire dependence upon the truth, the power, the justice, and the mercy of God; which dependence will certainly incline us to obey him in all things. Jonathan Swift.
Which to believe of her,
Must be a faith, that reason, without miracle,
Should never plant in me. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Her failing, while her faith to me remains,
I should conceal, and not expose to blame
By my complaint. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 129.
For you alone
I broke my faith with injur’d Palamon. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.
Sir, in good faith, in meer verity. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
They are a very forward generation, children in whom is no faith. Deutr. xxxii. 20.
I have been forsworn,
In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov’d. William Shakespeare.
Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as "belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion". Religious people often think of faith as confidence based on a perceived degree of warrant, while others who are more skeptical of religion tend to think of faith as simply belief without evidence.
Faith is a belief or trust in something or someone that is not based on concrete evidence or proof. It is often associated with religious belief and involves conviction or confidence in the existence of a higher power or certain teachings. Faith can also refer to trust or confidence in a person, concept, or idea, even without complete understanding or certainty. It involves a sense of loyalty, devotion, and reliance on something outside of oneself.
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
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
the belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith
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
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
fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty
word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith
credibility or truth
by my faith; in truth; verily
Etymology: [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.]
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
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. fides—fidĕre, to trust.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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. 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
A mental accomplishment whereby an ear-ache becomes a Symphony Concert, a broken finger a diamond ring and a "touch" an invitation to dine.
Trust the ability, feeling, power, knowing or understanding.
Our faith in ourselves and others throughout society is vital and we use that faith to live in harmony and balance with nature, animals and humans together.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
To trust the intention, ability or truth of a person.
Our faith in each other and our collective unity for the benefit of all is what sustains our life on this planet.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
The intuitive feeling, knowing and understanding in our brain, heart, mind, subconscious, soul, spirit, conscience and consciousness that every human being is a divine being on earth and are accountable, responsible and contributing to the cocreation of what manifests on planet earth as we are a united team.
Our faith is in each other, our unity, solidarity, cohesion, love, passion and motivation for optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all on planet earth.
Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2020
Song lyrics by faith -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by faith on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Faith is ranked #8323 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Faith surname appeared 3,981 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Faith.
91.9% or 3,661 total occurrences were White.
2.3% or 93 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 92 total occurrences were Black.
1.7% or 70 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
0.7% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Faith' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2048
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Faith' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1695
Rank popularity for the word 'Faith' in Nouns Frequency: #869
The numerical value of Faith in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Faith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I wish I could say something that would ease the pain of the families and of the church but I know from experience -- and I was reminded of it again 29 days ago -- that no words can mend a broken heart. No music can fill the gaping void ... at least in my experience only faith. Only faith, sometimes even faith leaves you just for a second. Sometimes you doubt. There's a famous expression that says faith sees best in the dark. For the nine families, this is a very dark, dark time.
When I pray to God for help, honestly believing God will help me whether the problem has been fixed or not, I truly accept what the almighty has done for me, knowing it will be for the best, oh, my faithfulness is overflowed with faith and my faith has faith within all of my good deeds in a naughty world;￼￼￼ that is faith enclose in faith. -MillYentei
There has to be faith. Faith makes everything a success, faith in the action of officials. Faith in our children who are strong and vigorous. Everything will go back to normal.
The term faith-based is an odd term to describe movies-or anything else, for most Americans faith is a normal part of our lives so it's only normal that faith is weaved into movies as it's weaved into most of our lives. Mark Joseph said the term faith-based can turn off some movie goers.
If we fail to apply the teachings of our faith to questions like immigration or Herschel Walker’s behavior or Donald Trump’s behavior in the way that Kamala Harris thinks we should, we wind up being scolded and encouraged to let our faith shape our moral and political decisions more aggressively, but when it comes to questions like abortion, Kamala Harris is willing to offer instruction about how we should divorce our faith from our moral and political decisions. I choose to let the teachings of Jesus instruct me about how to apply my faith. I show respect for our Vice-President by praying for Kamala Harris and by loving Kamala Harris as my neighbor, and I show respect for the fellow human beings waiting for their chance to be born by opposing their slaughter in the abortionist’s chamber.
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Translations for Faith
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- معتقد, إيمانArabic
- feCatalan, Valencian
- Glaube, GlaubenGerman
- todenmukaisuus, luottamus, uskollisuus, uskottavuus, uskoFinnish
- leauweWestern Frisian
- אֱמוּנָה, דתHebrew
- ईमान, धारणा, आस्थाHindi
- 信念, 信教, 信奉, 信頼, 信仰, 信義Japanese
- 신앙, 믿음Korean
- убада, кепилдик, ишеним, дин, ишенич, ак ниеттик, берилгендикKyrgyz
- fidem, fidesLatin
- vertrouwen, geloofDutch
- ве́ра, вероиспове́дание, вераRussian
- fide, fidiSardinian
- вера, vjera, vera, вјераSerbo-Croatian
- besë, besimAlbanian
- నమ్మకము, విశ్వాసముTelugu
- paniniwala, pananampalatayaTagalog
- iman, inançTurkish
- ві́ра, віраUkrainian
- tín ngưỡng, đức tinVietnamese
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