religion, faith, religious beliefnoun
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
"he lost his faith but not his morality"
complete confidence in a person or plan etc
"he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
religion, faith, organized religionnoun
an institution to express belief in a divine power
"he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
"keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"
That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Muslim faith; the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.
A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, without having evidence.
A religious belief system.
The Christian faith.
An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.
He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.
A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.
A female given name from English.
"Now, I was called Faith after the cardinal virtue; and I like my name, though many people would think it too Puritan; that was according to our gentle mother's pious desire.
A city in South Dakota.
Etymology: 12th century, from feith, from feid, from fides (whence also English fidelity), from fido, ultimately from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (whence also English bide).
Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as "belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion". Religious people often think of faith as confidence based on a perceived degree of warrant, while others who are more skeptical of religion tend to think of faith as simply belief without evidence.
belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony
the assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth
the belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith
the belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith
that which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church
fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty
word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith
credibility or truth
by my faith; in truth; verily
Etymology: [OE. feith, fayth, fay, OF. feid, feit, fei, F. foi, fr. L. fides; akin to fidere to trust, Gr. pei`qein to persuade. The ending th is perhaps due to the influence of such words as truth, health, wealth. See Bid, Bide, and cf. Confide, Defy, Fealty.]
Faith is confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion. It is also belief that is not based on proof. In religion, faith often involves accepting claims about the character of a deity, nature, or the universe. While some have argued that faith is opposed to reason, proponents of faith argue that the proper domain of faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence. For example, faith can be applied to predictions of the future, which has not yet occurred. The word faith is often used as a substitute for hope, trust or belief.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fāth, n. trust or confidence in any person: belief in the statement of another: belief in the truth of revealed religion: confidence and trust in God: the living reception by the heart of the truth as it is in Christ: that which is believed: any system of religious belief, esp. the religion one considers true—'the faith;' fidelity to promises: honesty: word or honour pledged.—adjs. Faithed (Shak.), credited; Faith′ful, full of faith, believing: firm in adherence to promises, duty, allegiance, &c.: loyal: conformable to truth: worthy of belief: true.—adv. Faith′fully, sincerely, truthfully, exactly.—ns. Faith′fulness; Faith′-heal′ing, a system of belief based on James, v. 14, that sickness may be treated without any medical advice or appliances, if the prayer of Christians be accompanied in the sufferer by true faith.—adj. Faith′less, without faith or belief: not believing, esp. in God or Christianity: not adhering to promises, allegiance, or duty: delusive.—adv. Faith′lessly.—ns. Faith′lessness; Faith′worthiness, trustworthiness.—adj. Faith′worthy, worthy of faith or belief.—Bad faith, treachery.—Father of the faithful, Abraham: the caliph.—In good faith, with sincerity.—The Faithful, believers. [M. E. feith, feyth—O. Fr. feid—L. fides—fidĕre, to trust.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in its proper spiritual sense and meaning is a deep-rooted belief affecting the whole life, that the visible universe in every section of it, particularly here and now, rests on and is the manifestation of an eternal and an unchangeable Unseen Power, whose name is Good, or God.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The effort to believe that which your commonsense tells you is not true. 2. The first requisite in success.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A mental accomplishment whereby an ear-ache becomes a Symphony Concert, a broken finger a diamond ring and a "touch" an invitation to dine.
Trust the ability, feeling, power, knowing or understanding.
Our faith in ourselves and others throughout society is vital and we use that faith to live in harmony and balance with nature, animals and humans together.Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
To trust the intention, ability or truth of a person.
Our faith in each other and our collective unity for the benefit of all is what sustains our life on this planet.Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
The intuitive feeling, knowing and understanding in our brain, heart, mind, subconscious, soul, spirit, conscience and consciousness that every human being is a divine being on earth and are accountable, responsible and contributing to the cocreation of what manifests on planet earth as we are a united team.
Our faith is in each other, our unity, solidarity, cohesion, love, passion and motivation for optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all on planet earth.Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2020
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British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'faith' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1695
Rank popularity for the word 'faith' in Nouns Frequency: #869
The numerical value of faith in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of faith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I have faith that President Trump will be better for the people of Cuba and press the cause of freedom and democracy, let’s just say no one can possibly be worse than Barack Obama has been for our cause.
Until and Unless something is tested it can't be trusted. Yes! i.e. until and unless your faith is tested with challenges, trials, temptations and adversities you can't and won't be trusted or toughened. ~Emeasoba George
Iran is clearly taking steps that can only be interpreted as provocative, yet the administration appears willing to excuse away any connection between these developments and signs of Iran's bad faith in negotiations.
Americans are definitely workaholics, maybe the overall message of this poll is that there is a kind of bedrock faith in the idea that working hard pays off.
The insurgents are not currently willing to negotiate for the girls following the government's alleged bad faith in previous negotiations.
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- معتقد, إيمانArabic
- feCatalan, Valencian
- Glaube, GlaubenGerman
- todenmukaisuus, luottamus, uskollisuus, uskottavuus, uskoFinnish
- leauweWestern Frisian
- אֱמוּנָה, דתHebrew
- ईमान, धारणा, आस्थाHindi
- 信念, 信教, 信奉, 信頼, 信仰, 信義Japanese
- 신앙, 믿음Korean
- убада, кепилдик, ишеним, дин, ишенич, ак ниеттик, берилгендикKyrgyz
- fidem, fidesLatin
- vertrouwen, geloofDutch
- ве́ра, вероиспове́дание, вераRussian
- fide, fidiSardinian
- вера, vjera, vera, вјераSerbo-Croatian
- besë, besimAlbanian
- నమ్మకము, విశ్వాసముTelugu
- paniniwala, pananampalatayaTagalog
- iman, inançTurkish
- ві́ра, віраUkrainian
- tín ngưỡng, đức tinVietnamese
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