confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
a system of religious belief: the Christian faith;the Jewish faith.
the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.
Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved.
Idioms about faith
in faith, in truth; indeed: In faith, he is a fine lad.
- mul·ti·faith, adjective
Other definitions for Faith (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use faith in a sentence
Thanks to the courage of the leaders present, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds can live together in peace and prosperity.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic | Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Thank you François-Henri Pinault, Laurent Claquin and many others for taking this leap of faith.Kerby Jean-Raymond Launch ‘Your Friends In New York’ | Nandi Howard | September 11, 2020 | Essence.com
Twitter updated its civic integrity policy on Thursday, saying it plans to label or remove any misleading information about the election results or any disputed claims that could undermine the faith in the election itself.How Google, Facebook, and Twitter plan to handle misinformation surrounding 2020 presidential election results | Danielle Abril | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
GM’s role in making the Badger, then, will almost certainly help bolster buyers’ faith in the truck’s build quality.Nikola stock surges 40% on General Motors partnership news | dzanemorris | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
It was, rather, an article of geeky faith — an innate confidence that karaoke’s survival instincts would propel it toward innovation ahead of everybody else.
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The comedian responded to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine by renewing his recent criticisms of the Islamic faith.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ | Lloyd Grove | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds | Barbie Latza Nadeau | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The old Chippewa has never deviated from the faith of his fathers, as he still adheres to all their rites and ceremonies.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
I opposed this, fearing, of course, that the French and even the Gentiles might interpret this as an affront to our faith.
They have a living faith in the potency of the Horse-Guards, and in the maxim that "Safe bind is sure find."Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for faith
strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence
a specific system of religious beliefs: the Jewish faith
Christianity trust in God and in his actions and promises
a conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp when this is not based on reason
complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc
any set of firmly held principles or beliefs
allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp in the phrases keep faith, break faith)
bad faith insincerity or dishonesty
good faith honesty or sincerity, as of intention in business (esp in the phrase in good faith)
archaic indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith, in faith)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with faith
see act of faith; in bad (good) faith; leap of faith; on faith; pin one's hopes (faith) on.
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