Belief Definition

bĭ-lēf
beliefs
noun
beliefs
The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real.
Webster's New World
Trust or confidence.
I have belief in his ability.
Webster's New World
Faith, esp. religious faith.
Webster's New World
Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet.
Webster's New World
An opinion; expectation; judgment.
My belief is that he'll come.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Belief

Noun

Singular:
belief
Plural:
beliefs

Origin of Belief

  • Middle English bileve alteration (influenced by bileven to believe) of Old English gelēafa leubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English lēafa.

    From Wiktionary

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