Definition of "faith" []

  • Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. (noun)
  • Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust. (noun)
  • Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters. (noun)
  • Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will. (noun)
  • The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith. (noun)
  • Strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A specific system of religious beliefs (noun)
  • Trust in God and in his actions and promises (noun)
  • A conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp when this is not based on reason (noun)
  • Complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc (noun)
  • Any set of firmly held principles or beliefs (noun)
  • Allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp in the phrases keep faith, break faith) (noun)
  • Indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith, in faith) (exclamation) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "faith" in a sentence
  • "The political instability has also undermined investors 'faith in our economy — faith we can ill-afford to lose."
  • "There is more involved than simply defending the role of faith in education – and unless 'faith schools 'show a keener than average awareness of some of the issues discussed above, they will be failing in a central aspect of their duty."
  • "We speak a great deal in Europe about 'faith-based' education, 'faith schools 'and so on."