• WordNet 3.6
    • n faith loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person "keep the faith","they broke faith with their investors"
    • n faith complete confidence in a person or plan etc "he cherished the faith of a good woman","the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
    • n faith a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny "he lost his faith but not his morality"
    • n faith an institution to express belief in a divine power "he was raised in the Baptist religion","a member of his own faith contradicted him"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc
The Old Faithfuls The Old Faithfuls
The faithful spaniel The faithful spaniel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fido means faithful in Latin
    • Faith Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
    • interj Faith By my faith; in truth; verily.
    • Faith Credibility or truth. "The faith of the foregoing narrative."
    • Faith Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty. "Children in whom is no faith .""Whose failing, while her faith to me remains,
      I should conceal."
    • Faith That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially Theol, a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; the Christian faith ; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church. "Which to believe of her,
      Must be a faith that reason without miracle
      Could never plant in me."
      "Now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed."
    • Faith The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth. "Faith , that is, fidelity, -- the fealty of the finite will and understanding to the reason."
    • Faith (Judeo-Christian Theol) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical evangelical, or saving faith.
    • Faith (Judeo-Christian Theol) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
    • Faith Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith . "For you alone
      I broke me faith with injured Palamon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Bible devotes some 500 verses on prayer, less than 500verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on money and posessions.
    • n faith The assent of the mind to the truth of a proposition or statement for which there is not complete evidence; belief in general.
    • n faith Specifically Firm belief based upon confidence in the authority and veracity of another, rather than upon one's own knowledge, reason, or judgment; earnest and trustful confidence: as, to have faith in the testimony of a witness; to have faith in a friend.
    • n faith In a more restricted sense: In theology, spiritual perception of the invisible objects of religious veneration; a belief founded on such spiritual perception.
    • n faith Belief or confidence in a person, founded upon a perception of his moral excellence: as, faith in Christ.
    • n faith Intuitive belief.
    • n faith The doctrines or articles which are the subjects of belief, especially of religious belief; a creed; a system of religion; specifically, the Christian religion. See confession of faith, under confession, 3.
    • n faith Recognition of and allegiance to the obligations of morals and honor; adherence to the laws of right and wrong, especially in fulfilling one's promise; faithfulness; fidelity; loyalty.
    • n faith Fidelity expressed in a promise or pledge; a pledge given.
    • n faith Credibility; truth.
    • n faith [This phrase is often reduced to i' faith, or faith: see faith, interj.]
    • n faith Tenets, dogmas, religion.
    • faith To believe; credit.
    • faith By my faith; in truth; indeed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope and charity.
    • n Faith fāth trust or confidence in any person: belief in the statement of another: belief in the truth of revealed religion: confidence and trust in God: the living reception by the heart of the truth as it is in Christ: that which is believed: any system of religious belief, esp. the religion one considers true—'the faith;' fidelity to promises: honesty: word or honour pledged
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
  • Socrates
    “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”
  • Christina Rossetti
    “Obedience is the fruit of faith.”
  • St. Augustine
    “Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.”
  • Bruce Barton
    “The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. Confide Defy Fealty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. feith, feyth—O. Fr. feid—L. fidesfidĕre, to trust.


In literature:

Faith sat up with a frightened gasp, the colour coming back to her white cheeks.
"The Beggar Man" by Ruby Mildred Ayres
Over the top of the low blind Faith's head suddenly appeared, and Faith's face beamed out a welcome.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Here again faith lent her aid, faith in the inward truth of the Divine Word.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
If the State were instituted to promote the faith, no obedience could be due to a State of a different faith.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The superiority of faith is shown by Abraham's faith.
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
He was a careful reader of proof for Williams in a rush, a quick type-setter, a man who stayed by his tasks faithfully.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Patouillet was of opinion that a faithful biography of Voltaire ought not to be without some allusion to this practice of the evil one.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Faith, with blushing cheeks and downcast eyes, took a light to show the guest to his chamber.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
Above all things, he besought them to maintain the purity of the faith.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Justifying faith at its very root is a faith which yields allegiance to its object.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
The Story of the Faithful Servant.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
It is a vigorous intelligent faith which commands the allegiance of men.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
Nobility and faith need not be proved; they are facts of history not to be questioned!
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
His faith compared with the faith of Abel.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
"To The Work! To The Work!" by Dwight Moody
Jesus, therefore, demands a stronger faith; and in His presence that stronger faith which can trust His word is developed.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
But why should the queen wish to forsake the faith of her ancestors?
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
I have lost my faith, And can behold him now without a wonder.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
Religious faith substitutes morality.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
I at once embraced the simple faith of Christ as the Great Saviour of man, although in a rather different light then to what I do now.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.

In poetry:

I am not true,
But you have trusted so,
That faithfully I go
Lest I be false to you.
"Vale" by Ethel Clifford
I know, I alone
How much it hurts, this heart
With no faith nor law
Nor melody nor thought.
"I Know, I Alone" by Fernando Pessoa
Of Hope, of Faith, of Piety:
Each fibre move;
But yet the sweetest note shall be
The note of Love.
"To A Poet" by James Avis Bartley
Just to hold the simple faith
Into which I grew,
When my God was not a wraith,
And all men were true!
"Weariness" by John Lawson Stoddard
Nothing before, nothing behind;
The steps of Faith
Fall on the seeming void, and find
The rock beneath.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Young my Father married me,
Forc'd by my obedience:
Syrenus, thy faith, and thee
I forgot without offence.
"The Nimph Dianaes Song" by Bartholomew Young

In news:

Seattle Lutheran Football: A team shaped by fellowship and faith.
Scott Hackman (left) and Jared Byas are the co-founders of the Open Hand Initiative, a platform for faith communities to collaborate with businesses and non- profits in a local context.
As I stated before, I have no interest in changing The Baptist Faith and Message.
McDONOUGH — Henry County's faith community is invited to gather for a long-time tradition of preaching, music and inspiration.
The church says the "Lily of the Mohawks" serves as a model for the unity of the people, leading a life of innocence and firm faith.
The Spirit and the Music, the Faith and the Beauty: Getting to Know Gloriae Dei Cantores .
Akbar Ahmed writes about Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, for The Washington Post 's On Faith weblog.
The '78 Chevy Monte Carlo slides out of turn four spinning 180 degrees as other racers whiz past on the slippery dirt track, but this novice driver doesn't scare easily when he's fueled by faith.
Hope and Faith Floral & Gifts purchases roaster to caramelize nuts.
NEW ULM — Hope and Faith Floral & Gifts, 209 N Minnesota, added a roaster to caramelize its pecans, almonds and cashews.
Hope and Faith Floral & Gifts, 209 N Minnesota, added a roaster to caramelize its pecans, almonds and cashews.
Carrie Underwood found her Casanova on this date in 2009, Faith Hill proclaimed her Mississippi roots in 2005, Rodney Crowell scored his very first number one hit in 1988 and more.
Diving into the Catechism during upcoming Year of Faith.
In order to understand it better, I devoured any book related to the Catholic faith.
first of all the bishops, as teachers of the faith and pastors of the Church.

In science:

Proposition 1 Let (E , B , κ) be a faithful left (right) module and let (Qi )i∈I be a covering of E .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Ti Qi = 0 and (E , B , κ) is faithful it follows T kerκi = 0.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Assume that (E , B , κ) is a faithful left (right) module and (Qi )i∈I is a covering of E .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Proposition 2 Let (E , B , κ) be a faithful left (right) module and let (Qi )i∈I be a covering of E .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Definition 5 Let (E , B , κ) be a faithful left (right) module and let (Qi )i∈I be a covering of E .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
The result follows by showing that the action of H (Γ) on this groupoid is faithful.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
Let H′ be a Hilbert space and π ′ : M → B (H′ ) a normal, faithful ∗–representation.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
Let M be normally and faithfully represented on a Hilbert space H.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
Since V is a faithful ¯U -module, it follows from Lemma 3.16 and Proposition 3.17 that the linear map f from ¯U to V such that f (u) = u−11 for u ∈ ¯U is an one-to-one ¯U -homomorphism.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
The latter papers seem to imply that more general * products are necessary, in order for the effective field theory to faithfully represent string loop contributions.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
It is proved that A[D ], as a Lie algebra (modular its center) or as an associative algebra, is simple if and only if A is D-simple and A[D ] acts faithfully on A.
Simple algebras of Weyl type
Theorem 1.1 The Lie algebra A[D ] is simple if and only if A is D-simple and IF 1 [D ] acts faithfully on A.
Simple algebras of Weyl type
Hence, kerθ = 0, i.e., A[D ] acts faithfully on A.
Simple algebras of Weyl type
In particular, IF 1 [D ] acts faithfully on A.
Simple algebras of Weyl type
Since A[D ] acts faithfully on A, there exists a ∈ A with u∗(a) 6= 0.
Simple algebras of Weyl type