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Meaning of “faith” in the English Dictionary

"faith" in British English

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faithnoun

uk   us   /feɪθ/
  • faith noun (TRUST)

B2 [U] greattrust or ​confidence in something or someone: She has no faith inmodernmedicine. You'll ​cope - I have great faith in you. After the ​trial, his ​family said they had lost all faith in the ​judicialsystem. Politicians must ​startkeepingtheirpromises if they ​want to restore the people's faith ingovernment.

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  • faith noun (RELIGION)

B2 [C] a ​particularreligion: the ​Muslim/​Christian/​Jewish/​Buddhist faith They were ​persecuted for ​their faith. He was ​forced to practise his faith in ​secret. a multi-faith ​society They were ​brought up in the ​true faith (= the ​religion which the ​speakerbelieves is the only ​true one).B2 [U] strongbelief in ​God or a ​particularreligion: Even in the ​badtimes she never lost her faith. Her faith inGod was ​shattered when her ​babydied. It's my faith that ​keeps me going.

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(Definition of faith from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"faith" in American English

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faithnoun

 us   /feɪθ/
  • faith noun (TRUST)

[U] a high ​degree of ​trust or ​confidence in something or someone: [+ that clause] I have faith that she will do the ​right thing.
  • faith noun (RELIGION)

[C/U] a ​particularreligion, or ​belief in ​God: [C] the ​Christian/​Jewish/​Muslim faith [C] We ​welcomepeople of all faiths. [U] Put ​your faith in ​God.
(Definition of faith from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"faith" in Business English

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faithnoun [U]

uk   us   /feɪθ/
a ​feeling of ​trust that something will be ​successful, that ​people will do what they promise to do, etc.: have faith in sb/sth Board ​members insisted they had absolute faith in the ​currentmanagementteam.put your faith in sb/sth You can't ​askcustomers to put their faith in a ​product that hasn't been properly ​tested.lose faith in sb/sth Stock ​holders seem to have ​lost faith in the ​bankingsector.
(Definition of faith from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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