WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
faith /feɪθ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:[uncountable]I have faith that she'll do the right thing.
  2. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion:[uncountable]It was a question of faith.
  3. a system of religious belief:[countable]the Jewish faith.
  4. loyalty to a person, promise, engagement, etc.:[uncountable]I signed the agreement in good faith.
  1. Idiomsin faith, in truth;

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
faith  (fāth),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:faith in another's ability.
  2. belief that is not based on proof:He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
  3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion:the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
  4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.:to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
  5. a system of religious belief:the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
  6. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.:Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
  7. the observance of this obligation;
    fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.:He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.
  8. Religion[Christian Theol.]the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved.
  9. Idiomsin faith, in truth;
    indeed:In faith, he is a fine lad.
  • Latin fidem, accusative of fidēs trust, akin to fīdere to trust. See confide
  • Anglo-French fed, Old French feid, feit
  • Middle English feith 1200–50

Faith  (fāth),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a female given name.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

faith /feɪθ/ n
  1. strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence
  2. a specific system of religious beliefs: the Jewish faith
  3. trust in God and in his actions and promises
  4. a conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp when this is not based on reason
  5. complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc
  6. allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp in the phrases keep faith, break faith)
  7. bad faithinsincerity or dishonesty
  8. good faithhonesty or sincerity, as of intention in business (esp in the phrase in good faith)
  1. archaic indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith, in faith)
Etymology: 12th Century: from Anglo-French feid, from Latin fidēs trust, confidence

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