What does belief mean?

Definitions for belief
bɪˈlifbe·lief

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word belief.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. belief(Noun)

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

    Etymology: from leafa.

  2. belief(Noun)

    Something believed.

    The ancient people have a belief in many deities.

    Etymology: from leafa.

  3. belief(Noun)

    The quality or state of believing.

    My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.

    Etymology: from leafa.

  4. belief(Noun)

    Religious faith.

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

    Etymology: from leafa.

  5. belief(Noun)

    One's religious or moral convictions.

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

    Etymology: 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."

Editors Contribution

  1. belief

    A feeling, knowing or understanding we believe.

    It is their belief that they choose and have an eternal marriage and it is true.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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

How to pronounce belief?

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How to say belief in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belief in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of belief in a Sentence

  1. Keli Lee:

    I have a certain belief in myself, and I wouldn't want to do anything less than I'm used to, i feel ABC recognized that, and they gave me 'Quantico' on my terms, which is why I've taken this leap.

  2. Sanaa Abrar:

    My belief is that if somebody is working to protect people they do not use them as bargaining chips... which is what President Donald Trump's really done since the beginning, no conversation about DACA recipients has come out of that White House without also -- in the same sentence in many cases -- a demand for an unnecessary wall or permanent changes to our immigration system as we know it.

  3. Edouard Rafael Sassoon:

    Belief In God is primarily a matter of the moral will.

  4. Joshua Vallow:

    UNEARTHED REMAINS POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THOSE OF CULT MOM LORI VALLOWS CHILDREN Ball said he was further informed by Gibb that Daybell and Lori Vallow told her that they held the religious belief that they were part of the Church of the Firstborn and their mission in that church was to lead the 144,000 mentioned in the Book of Revelation. They also stated their mission was to rid the world of zombies.

  5. David Smilde:

    There's not deep belief in, or loyalty to, The Venezuelan government, if something like this happens, they're absolutely going to save themselves first.

Images & Illustrations of belief

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