Meaning of “belief” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /bɪˈliːf/
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)