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. beliefnoun

    any cognitive content held as true

  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun

    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. beliefnoun

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

    Etymology: from leafa.

  2. beliefnoun

    Something believed.

    The ancient people have a belief in many deities.

    Etymology: from leafa.

  3. beliefnoun

    The quality or state of believing.

    My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.

    Etymology: from leafa.

  4. beliefnoun

    Religious faith.

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

    Etymology: from leafa.

  5. beliefnoun

    One's religious or moral convictions.

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

    Etymology: from leafa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beliefnoun

    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. Beliefnoun

    a persuasion of the truths of religion; faith

  3. Beliefnoun

    the thing believed; the object of belief

  4. Beliefnoun

    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  

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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. Daniel Boorstin:

    We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Everybody has a belief that we should control our borders, but to make these extraordinarily kind of ugly comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.

  3. Liu Zige:

    A lot of sport schools are moving in this direction...but this is a painful process, at present the existing thought is that education and training are two different routes -- if you want to be a world champion you cannot study. This belief is wrong...and at the end of the day very few become champions.

  4. Junior Nzita Nsuami:

    We killed, we looted, we transported cases of ammunition, we walked thousands of kilometers with just one belief - we must fire on everything that moves out of fear that we will be fired upon.

  5. El Moussa:

    I’ve always lived my life with the belief that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. I also believe that in order to succeed, you have to be willing to accept that failure is most definitely part of the journey. While failure may be difficult, it should also be viewed as a motivator because failure is absolutely necessary to succeed, the experience of dealing with cancer treatment made me realize that nothing is more important than my family. I also made a commitment that one day, when I was in a position to help others, I would do so. I feel that my purpose is to give back, lend a hand and really help others.

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