faith


faith
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1) N-UNCOUNT: usu N in n If you have faith in someone or something, you feel confident about their ability or goodness.

She had placed a great deal of faith in Mr Penleigh...

People have lost faith in the British Parliament.

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2) N-COUNT: also no det, usu adj N A faith is a particular religion, for example Christianity, Buddhism, or Islam.

England shifted officially from a Catholic to a Protestant faith in the 16th century.

3) N-UNCOUNT Faith is strong religious belief in a particular God.

Umberto Eco's loss of his own religious faith is reflected in his novels.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you break faith with someone you made a promise to or something you believed in, you stop acting in a way that supports them.

If we don't, we're breaking faith with our people!

5) PHRASE: PHR after v If you do something in good faith, you seriously believe that what you are doing is right, honest, or legal, even though this may not be the case.

This report was published in good faith but we regret any confusion which may have been caused.

6) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you keep faith with someone you have made a promise to or something you believe in, you continue to support them even when it is difficult to do so.

He has made one of the most powerful American films of the year by keeping faith with his radical principles.

7) See also , leap of faith

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  • Faith — • In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word means essentially steadfastness. As signifying man s attitude towards God it means trustfulness or fiducia Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Faith     Faith …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Faith — is a belief in the trustworthiness of an idea. Formal usage of the word faith is usually reserved for concepts of religion, as in theology, where it almost universally refers to a trusting belief in a transcendent reality, or else in a Supreme… …   Wikipedia

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  • Faith —    Faith is in general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true (Phil. 1:27; 2 Thess. 2:13). Its primary idea is trust. A thing is true, and therefore worthy of trust. It admits of many degrees up to full assurance of faith, in …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • faith — W2 [feıθ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(trust/confidence in somebody/something)¦ 2¦(religion)¦ 3 break faith with somebody/something 4 keep faith with somebody/something 5 good faith 6 bad faith 7 an act of faith ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Faith — (f[=a]th), n. [OE. feith, fayth, fay, OF. feid, feit, fei, F. foi, fr. L. fides; akin to fidere to trust, Gr. pei qein to persuade. The ending th is perhaps due to the influence of such words as truth, health, wealth. See {Bid}, {Bide}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faith — bezeichnet: Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Faith (Arkansas) Faith (Minnesota) Faith (Missouri) Faith (North Carolina) Faith (South Dakota) Personen mit dem Familien oder Künstlernamen Faith Adam Faith (1940–2003), englischer Popsänger,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • faith — [ feıθ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount strong belief in or trust of someone or something: have faith in: I m delighted to know you have such faith in me. lose faith in: The public have lost faith in what the government is doing. put your faith in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Faith — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Faith (en castellano: fe) puede referirse a: Música Faith (1981), álbum de la banda británica The Cure; Faith (1987), álbum de George Michael; Faith (1987), canción de George Michael; Faith (2003), canción de Celine… …   Wikipedia Español

  • faith — [fāth] n. [ME feith < OFr feid, fei < L fides, confidence, belief (in LL(Ec), the Christian religion) < fidere, to trust < IE base * bheidh , to urge, be convinced > BIDE, Gr peithein, to persuade, L foedus, a compact] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • faith — n 1 a: allegiance or loyalty to a duty or a person b: sincerity or honesty of intentions see also bad faith, good faith 2: fidelity to one s promises and obligations …   Law dictionary