What does belief mean?

Definitions for belief
bɪˈlifbe·lief

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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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Lena Taylor:

    We know that something was very wrong at Lincoln Hills, there are lawsuits, injured youth and records of excessive use of pepper spray and solitary confinement to support that belief.

  2. Trump Jr.:

    And the excitement and belief in the potential of Ivanka Trump leadership is amazing to Ivanka Trump. Ivanka Trump’s so encouraged by it. Ivanka Trump ’ll never let Americans down.

  3. Roger John:

    Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear-and-guilt producing beliefs from your life. When people believe one thing and do something else, they are inviting misery. If you give yourself the name, play the game. When you believe something you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts. Don't do that to yourself. Live your belief, or let that belief go. If you are not actively living a belief, it's not really your belief, anyway.

  4. United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann:

    This roster is obviously full of experience, this is about belief and a high-level of aggressiveness in a one-off game to beat Mexico and to get to World Cup. It's a unique opportunity, and you have to embrace it and give everything you have.

  5. Med Jones:

    Contrary to popular belief, transformation cannot be based on a single event, advice, book, or seminar. These things may lead to a new insight or even a temporary change, however, real transformation requires the formation of new thinking patterns and behavioral habits. Transformation requires consistent action and time to reinforce new learned values and drop old ones. Once the process of transformation is completed, it will change who you are, your life and the lives of the people around you.

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