- Faith is defined as trust or confidence, a belief in religion or God, or a strongly held belief.
- If you have complete confidence and trust in your spouse, this is an example of when you have faith in your spouse.
- If you believe in God, this is an example of having religious faith and of having faith in God.
- If you are a Catholic, then Catholic is an example of your faith.
A person expresses their faith in God through prayer.
faith definition by Webster's New World
- unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence
- unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
- a religion or a system of religious beliefs
- anything believed
- complete trust, confidence, or reliance
- allegiance to some person or thing; loyalty
Origin: Middle English feith ; from Old French feid, fei ; from Classical Latin fides, confidence, belief (in Ecclesiastical Late Latin the Christian religion) ; from fidere, to trust ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bheidh-, to urge, be convinced from source bide, Classical Greek peithein, to persuade, Classical Latin foedus, a compact
Origin: see faith
faith definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
- Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust.
- Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
- often Faith Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
- The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.
- A set of principles or beliefs.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman fed, from Latin fidēs; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
faith - Ologies & -Isms Definition
faith - Phrases/Idioms
break (or keep) faith
- to be disloyal (or loyal) to one's beliefs, principles, etc.
- to break (or keep) a promise