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Definitions of belief

  1. Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The thing believed; the object of belief. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A state or habit of mind in which one accepts as true something stated, without personal knowledge; trust; the religious doctrines considered true by any body of people; creed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Persuasion of the truth of anything: faith: the opinion or doctrine believed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Persuasion of the truth; that which is believed; faith. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Acceptance of something as true; trust; conviction; assurance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. That which is believed; theory; opinion; creed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A persuasion of the truth of anything; faith or persuasion in regard to religious truth; the thing believed; creed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Trust in a thing as true; credit; persuasion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for belief

  1. I am very much inclined to the belief that in a month or so you'll be about as good as new. – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  2. Ali rapidly told him of his belief and the lieutenant frowned. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn