1. [ noun ] (religion) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Synonyms: religion religious_belief

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Related terms: belief theological_virtue Christianity paganism shamanism Mithraism cult ecclesiasticism shamanism mysticism manichaeanism Jainism cataphatism sikhism Brahmanism Taoism Hinduism Zoroastrianism theism revealed_religion bahaism analogy nature_worship Buddhism apophatism Shinto Christian Protestant beelzebub believe Anglican brother demythologization persecution Orthodox worship orthodoxy formalistic chastity traditionalism Hel Methodist novitiate habit catechismal Unitarian conformist responsive censer discalced cloister consecration vigil Calvinist unclean clean Orthodox Episcopal Congregational toleration affirmation revivalistic Lutheran conforming meditation Mormon reincarnate latitudinarian numen misbelieve free-thinking die
2. [ noun ] complete confidence in a person or plan etc
Synonyms: trust

"he cherished the faith of a good woman" "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

Related terms: belief trust
3. [ noun ] (religion) institution to express belief in a divine power
Synonyms: religion

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Related terms: institution church cult Judaism sect Islam Hinduism khalsa Buddhism Taoism Rastafarianism Shinto established_church church_of_scientology deliver exorcise confirm covenant
4. [ noun ] loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

"keep the faith" "they broke faith with their investors"

Related terms: commitment
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9706
6. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 484
Similar spelling:   Fath