A magical object providing protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or conferring the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.
‘I have faith that my prayers will be answered.’; ‘I have faith in the healing power of crystals.’;
A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
A religious belief system.
‘The Christian faith.’;
Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.
An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.
‘He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.’;
a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
‘I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.’; ‘You need to have faith in yourself, that you can overcome your shortcomings and become a good person.’;
an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck
‘he called me his good luck talisman’; ‘those rings, so fresh and gleaming, were their talismans’; ‘a dolphin talisman would ensure a safe journey on land or at sea’;
(obsolete) Credibility or truth.
A talisman is any object ascribed with religious or magical powers intended to protect, heal, or harm individuals for whom they are made. Talismans are often portable objects carried on someone in a variety of ways, but can also be installed permanently in architecture.
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.
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.’;
The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
‘Without faith it is impossible to please him [God].’; ‘The faith of the gospel is that emotion of the mind which is called "trust" or "confidence" exercised toward the moral character of God, and particularly of the Savior.’; ‘Faith is an affectionate, practical confidence in the testimony of God.’;
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 miracleCould never plant in me.’; ‘Now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.’;
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.’;
Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.
‘For you aloneI broke me faith with injured Palamon.’;
Credibility or truth.
‘The faith of the foregoing narrative.’;
By my faith; in truth; verily.
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;
‘he lost his faith but not his morality’;
complete confidence in a person or plan etc;
‘he cherished the faith of a good woman’; ‘the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust’;
institution to express belief in a divine power;
‘he was raised in the Baptist religion’; ‘a member of his own faith contradicted him’;
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person;
‘keep the faith’; ‘they broke faith with their investors’;
Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as .
‘belief in a god or in the doctrines or teachings of religion’;