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

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Faith is simply, having a positive attitude or belief over what you've not yet seen. It is equally, having a mindset of not being worried about what you can't do or change. Listen up, no matter who you are presently and where you are also. God still have a lot of goodies in stock for you. But, what it takes to realize it is nothing but living faith. And right beside it is where you should stay. Because, everything answers to living faith.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    What a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, what a reminder of what Bobby Kennedy once said, about how small actions can be like pebbles being thrown into a still lake, and ripples of hope cascade outwards and change the world.

  3. Hans Neubert:

    Our core belief is creating lasting value by advancing the human experience, we want to be the idealists and dreamers you can rely on to carry your vision forward.

  4. John Stuart Mill:

    One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.

  5. Joaquin Phoenix:

    We're talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity.

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