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.

  2. belief(Noun)

    Something believed.

    The ancient people have a belief in many deities.

  3. belief(Noun)

    The quality or state of believing.

    My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.

  4. belief(Noun)

    Religious faith.

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

  5. belief(Noun)

    One's religious or moral convictions.

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

  6. Origin: 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

    Something that you believe.

    It was their belief that they will have a lifelong 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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Kenyan Proverb:

    Blind belief is dangerous.

  2. Cometan:

    Belief is All I have, truly.

  3. Robert A. Heinlein:

    Belief gets in the way of learning.

  4. Robert Anton Wilson:

    Belief is the death of intelligence.

  5. Jim McGovern:

    We will get to 'yes.' That is my belief.

Images & Illustrations of belief

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