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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)

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.

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."