Meaning of “belief” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /bɪˈliːf/
Extra Examples
I don't want them to impose their religious beliefs on my children.People were imprisoned, and, in some cases, killed for their beliefs.He clung to the belief that his family were alive.He was persecuted for his religious beliefs.The paper was merely a vehicle for his political beliefs.
TRUE [ U, no plural ]

B2 something that you believe is true or real:

It is a widely-held belief that smoking helps you lose weight.
She married him in the belief that he would change.
→ Opposite disbelief
IDEA [ C, U ]

B2 an idea that you are certain is true:

EFFECTIVE [ U, no plural ]

the feeling that someone or something is effective or right:

a belief in social justice
beyond belief

B2 too bad, good, difficult, etc to be real:

The evil of this man is beyond belief.

(Definition of “belief” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)