Definition of Faith

1. Noun. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny. "He lost his faith but not his morality"

Exact synonyms: Religion, Religious Belief
Examples of category: Persecution, Vigil, Watch, Consecration, Celibacy, Chastity, Sexual Abstention, Toleration, Traditionalism, Censer, Thurible, Cloister, Habit, Orthodoxy, Hades, Hell, Infernal Region, Netherworld, Scheol, Underworld, Meditation, Affirmation, Demythologisation, Demythologization, Beelzebub, Devil, Lucifer, Old Nick, Prince Of Darkness, Satan, The Tempter, Brother, Conformist, Latitudinarian, Numen, Noviciate, Novitiate, Die, Believe, Misbelieve, Worship, Reincarnate, Transmigrate, Free-thinking, Latitudinarian, Undogmatic, Undogmatical, Clean, Impure, Unclean, Conforming, Conformist, Discalceate, Discalced, Unshod, Formalised, Formalistic, Formalized, Christian, Protestant, Calvinist, Calvinistic, Calvinistical, Jewish-orthodox, Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Anglican, Congregational, Congregationalist, Episcopal, Episcopalian, Revivalistic, Lutheran, Methodist, Wesleyan, Mormon, Unitarian, Catechismal
Generic synonyms: Supernatural Virtue, Theological Virtue, Belief
Specialized synonyms: Apophatism, Cataphatism, Analogy, Doctrine Of Analogy, Cult, Cultus, Religious Cult, Cult, Ecclesiasticism, Mysticism, Religious Mysticism, Nature Worship, Revealed Religion, Theism, Heathenism, Pagan Religion, Paganism, Christian Religion, Christianity, Hindooism, Hinduism, Brahmanism, Brahminism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hsuan Chiao, Taoism, Shinto, Shintoism, Manichaeanism, Manichaeism, Mithraicism, Mithraism, Mazdaism, Zoroastrianism, Bahaism, Asian Shamanism, Shamanism, Shamanism, Wicca
Derivative terms: Religionist, Religious

2. Noun. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc. "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
Exact synonyms: Trust
Generic synonyms: Belief
Derivative terms: Trust, Trusty

3. Noun. An institution to express belief in a divine power. "A member of his own faith contradicted him"

4. Noun. Loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person. "They broke faith with their investors"

Definition of Faith

1. n. 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.

2. interj. By my faith; in truth; verily.

Definition of Faith

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). ¹

2. Noun. A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, without having evidence. ¹

3. Noun. A religious belief system. ¹

4. Noun. An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation. ¹

5. Noun. A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal. ¹

6. Noun. '''in faith''' in truth; indeed. ¹

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Definition of Faith

1. to believe or trust [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Faith

fait accompli
faith (current term)
faith cure
faith healer
faith healing
faith will move mountains

Literary usage of Faith

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith (1916)
"But the subject of faith is involved in such a hopeless mystery to his mind, ... "Of course it is to be by faith," he says, "for I know that everything in ..."

2. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"partakers of it, he " baptizes us with the Holy Spirit and witli fire," (n) enlightening us into the faith of his Gospel, regenerating us so that we become ..."

3. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"OF faith AND REASON, AND THEIR DISTINCT PROVINCES. 1. ... I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make faith and use of it gladly: and where it ..."

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