Crossword clues for faith
- A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
- Complete confidence in a person or plan etc
- Institution to express belief in a divine power
- Something to keep
- Bad ___ (duplicity)
- Hope's companion
- "I have kept the ___": II Timothy
- Mother Seton's mainstay
- Kind of healer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fecks \Fecks\, n.
A corruption of the word faith.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., faith, feith, fei, fai "faithfulness to a trust or promise; loyalty to a person; honesty, truthfulness," from Anglo-French and Old French feid, foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence; pledge" (11c.), from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, belief," from root of fidere "to trust," from PIE root *bheidh- "to trust" (source also of Greek pistis "faith, confidence, honesty;" see bid). For sense evolution, see belief. Accomodated to other English abstract nouns in -th ( truth, health, etc.).\n
\nFrom early 14c. as "assent of the mind to the truth of a statement for which there is incomplete evidence," especially "belief in religious matters" (matched with hope and charity). Since mid-14c. in reference to the Christian church or religion; from late 14c. in reference to any religious persuasion.\n\nAnd faith is neither the submission of the reason, nor is it the acceptance, simply and absolutely upon testimony, of what reason cannot reach. Faith is: the being able to cleave to a power of goodness appealing to our higher and real self, not to our lower and apparent self.
[Matthew Arnold, "Literature & Dogma," 1873]\nFrom late 14c. as "confidence in a person or thing with reference to truthfulness or reliability," also "fidelity of one spouse to another." Also in Middle English "a sworn oath," hence its frequent use in Middle English oaths and asseverations (par ma fay, mid-13c.; bi my fay, c.1300).
n. 1 (given name female from=English). 2 A city in South Dakota.
complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust" [syn: trust]
institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him" [syn: religion]
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; "keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"
Housing Units (2000): 308
Land area (2000): 0.978662 sq. miles (2.534722 sq. km)
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Total area (2000): 0.978662 sq. miles (2.534722 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22600
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.586803 N, 80.461162 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Housing Units (2000): 274
Land area (2000): 1.198515 sq. miles (3.104139 sq. km)
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Total area (2000): 1.198515 sq. miles (3.104139 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20980
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 45.021648 N, 102.039502 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57626
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Faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing; or the observance of an obligation from loyalty; or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement; or a belief not based on proof; or it may refer to a particular system of religious belief, such as in which faith is confidence based on some degree of warrant. The term 'faith' has numerous connotations and is used in different ways, often depending on context.
Faith is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Played by actress Eliza Dushku, Faith was introduced in the third season of Buffy and was a focus of that season's overarching plot. She returned for shorter story arcs on Buffy and its spin-off, Angel. The character's story is continued in the comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, and she also appears in apocryphal material such as other comic books and novels. Faith was set to receive her own spin-off television series after the final season of Buffy, but Eliza Dushku declined the offer, and the series was never made. The character later co-stars in the 25-issue comic book Angel & Faith beginning in August 2011 under the banner of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine, the story taking place mostly in London and the surrounding area. Seven years after the character's creation, Whedon granted her the surname Lehane for a role-playing game and subsequent material. The last issue of Season Eight was the first source officially confirmed to be canon that referred to Faith by her full name.
Faith is a Slayer: a girl endowed with supernatural abilities and destined to battle evil creatures such as vampires and demons. Created as a foil to the protagonist, Buffy Summers, she is a Slayer who comes from a damaged background and often makes the wrong decision. Initially an ally to the main characters, events take a toll on Faith's sanity and she slips into a villainous role. Later storylines show her feeling remorse for her past crimes, and with the benevolent vampire Angel's help she eventually rejoins the side of good in the hopes of achieving redemption.
Faith is the third studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 14 April 1981 by record label Fiction. Preceded by the single " Primary", the album was a moderate success commercially but was received ambivalently by critics. Faith saw the Cure continuing in the gloomy vein of 1980's Seventeen Seconds, which would conclude with the band's next album, Pornography.
Faith may refer to:
- Faith, the confidence or trust in something or somebody despite the absence of proof.
- Bad faith, a legal concept in which a malicious motive on the part of a party in a lawsuit undermines their case
- Bad faith (existentialism), mauvaise foi, a philosophical concept wherein one denies one's total freedom, instead choosing to behave as an inert object
- Fáith, the Irish for "prophet, seer"
- Good faith, bona fides, the mental and moral state of honesty
- Religion, any specific system of belief ("one's faith")
- Religious belief, the belief in the reality of the mythological, supernatural, or spiritual aspects of a religion.
- The first of the theological virtues in Catholic theology
- Trust (social sciences) in a person or entity
- Uberrima fides (Utmost good faith), the legal doctrine of certain contractual obligations
Faith is a superhero in the DC Comics universe who first appeared in JLA #69 (October 2002).
Faith is the third studio album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 1998. Due to the success of the single " This Kiss" in Australia and the UK, the album was released under the title Love Will Always Win, featuring the title track, a new version of " Piece of My Heart" and two new versions of " Let Me Let Go", which replace "You Give Me Love", "My Wild Frontier", " Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" and the original version of "Let Me Let Go". In some countries, "It Matters to Me", the title track and hit single from Hill's second album, is also included as a bonus track. "Better Days" was previously recorded by Bekka & Billy on their debut album. "Love Will Always Win" was later issued as a single by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood from Brooks' album The Lost Sessions. "I Love You" was originally recorded by Celine Dion for her album, Falling into You. The album was released on April 21, 1998 and received a six-time platinum certification from the RIAA. As of October 6, 2003, sales were RIAA-certified at six million.
Faith was a British shoe retailer founded in 1964 by London accountant Samuel Faith and his wife. In the following years new stores were gradually added, primarily in the South of England. After Samuel's retirement, his son Jonathan acquired the family business which he subsequently sold to Bridgepoint Capital in December 2004 for £65 million.
The company entered administration in 2010, and Debenhams purchased the brand and 115 Faith concessions operating within its stores.
Faith is the debut solo studio album by the British singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. The album has won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, and received diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Faith spawned six top five singles that substantially helped it dominate the chart of 1988. In 2003, the album was ranked number 480 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2012, the album ranked at #472 on an updated list by the magazine. The album was also notable for entering the R&B albums chart at number one making it the first album by a Caucasian artist to hit the top spot on that chart, mainly due to the R&B/ funk-leaning singles that were released from the album, most notably " One More Try", " I Want Your Sex", and " Father Figure".
Faith is the debut album by American R&B singer Faith Evans, released by Bad Boy Records on August 29, 1995 in the United States. Featuring main production by The Hitmen members Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Chucky Thompson, as well as Mark Ledford, Herb Middleton, and Jean-Claude Olivier, among others.
The album, which spawned the gold-certified hits " You Used to Love Me" and " Soon as I Get Home", was certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1996. Faith contains a cover of the Rose Royce's single " Love Don't Live Here Anymore" which featured an appearance from Mary J. Blige on the album's original pressings.
"Faith" is a song written and performed by George Michael, from his 1987 debut solo album of the same name. It reached number one in the United States and, according to Billboard magazine, was the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1988.
Faith is the third album by Hyde, released on April 26, 2006. The limited edition included a DVD with the music video for the two singles: " Countdown" and " Season's Call". The overseas version of the album was released on June 27, 2006. All songs were arranged by Hyde and K.A.Z, his future Vamps bandmate.
Faith is a Swedish doom metal band formed in 1984.
"Faith" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion, for her eight English studio album One Heart (2003). It was released on October 27, 2003 as the third promotional only single in Canada from the album and was the fifth single overall. "Faith" was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. The remixed version by the Original 3 (who also did the " One Heart" remixes) was released as a radio single. "Faith" reached number 4 on the Quebec Airplay Chart and number 37 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart.
Faith (December 22, 2002 - September 22, 2014) was a bipedal female dog, born with three legs; two fully developed hind legs and a deformed front leg, which was amputated when she was seven months old after it began to atrophy. Her owner, Jude Stringfellow, adopted Faith when the mother dog was found trying to smother the deformed puppy—her son rescued the puppy and brought her home. Many people, including veterinarians, advised that Faith be euthanized. Instead, using a spoon with peanut butter as an incentive, Jude taught Faith to hop but Faith began to walk on her own; the family's corgi would bark at Faith from another room, or nip her heels to urge her to walk.
Faith was given a non-commission rank of E5 Sgt. at Ft. Lewis, Washington in June 2006. She visited more than 2,300 wounded warriors in hospitals and wards throughout the world, and was seen by more than 2,000,000 active soldiers at bases, airports, and ceremonies. Faith's E5 status allowed her to be recognized by many as the first dog to be commissioned after an amputation. She wore her ACU jacket proudly, and would get excited when it was pulled out of the closet, as she knew it meant she was about to meet soldiers. Faith could literally save lives and mental states simply by showing up at a hospital ward to greet those who truly needed a little faith.
Faith is not the only two-legged walking dog, there is a chihuahua in Texas, with a similar condition who also walks upright, but Faith is probably the most famous.
"Faith (In the Power of Love)" is a song by Zambian-born singer Rozalla. It was released in November 1991 as the third single from the album, Everybody's Free.
Faith is a CD Released by Dynamic Praise in 2001.
Faith is the first studio album by the gothic metal band Eyes of Eden. It was released on August 20, 2007 in Europe and on November 6, 2007 in North America.
"Faith" is the eighth episode in the fourth season of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. It first aired on television on May 9, 2008. The episode guest starred actress Nana Visitor, best known for her role as Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The survivor count shown in the title sequence is 39,675.
Faith (also known as The Virtuous Outcast) is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by James Kirkwood. The film survives and is preserved at George Eastman House, Rochester.
"Faith" is the thirteenth episode of military science fiction television series Stargate Universe. The episode originally aired on April 16, 2010 on Syfy in the United States, and on SPACE in Canada. The episode was directed by William Waring who directed two other episodes for the series. The episode was written by Denis McGrath, and this episode represents his first foray into the Stargate franchise.
In this episode, the Destiny finds herself drawn to the gravity well of a sun, leading the ship off-course. However, there is no trace of the sun in the database, and as the Destiny uses a parabolic manoeuvre to correct its course which will take roughly a month, the crew uses this time to explore a habitable planet and collect supplies.
"Faith" is the third and final single released from the Lords of the Underground's second album, Keepers of the Funk. The song was produced by the Lords of the Underground themselves and featured singer, Deniece Williams, as well as sampling her 1976 song, "Free". "Faith" has thus far been the group's final charting single, peaking at 49 on the Hot Rap Singles and 31 on the Dance/Maxi-Singles chart. It was also the group's only charting single not to be produced by either Marley Marl or K-Def.
Faith is the fourth studio album by the Belgian rock band Rise and Fall. The album was released on March 20, 2012 in the United States through Deathwish Inc.. A music video for the song "Hidden Hands" was released in February 2012.
Faith is an album from Scottish band HO, released in 1984. It features their biggest hit singles, "Dream to Sleep" and "Just Outside of Heaven".
Faith (; also known as The Great Doctor) is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13, 2012 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon ( Kim Hee-sun), who gets kidnapped and travels back in time to the Goryeo period, 700 years in the past. There, she meets and falls in love with a warrior, who is the leader of the royal guard ( Lee Min-ho).
Faith is the first compilation album released by American recording artist and actress Tuesday Knight. The album comprises material spanning the previous 25 years since Knight's original self-titled debut album.
Faith is an English feminine given name derived from the word faith. It became popularized when the Puritans began using it as a virtue name during the 17th century. Puritans also used Faith as part of longer phrase names, such as Be-faithful, Faithful, Faith-my-joy, and Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith.
The name is also the usual English translation of the Greek name of Saint Faith, an early Christian child martyr who was tortured to death along with her sisters Hope and Charity. She is known as Pistis in Greek and Fides in Church Latin and her name is translated differently in other languages.
Faith, Hope and Charity, the three theological virtues, are names traditionally given to triplet girls, just as Faith and Hope remain common names for twin girls. There were 40 sets of twins named Faith and Hope born in the United States in 2009, the second most common name combination for twin girls. In 2011, there were 33 sets of twin girls named Faith and Hope in the United States, the fourth most common name combination for twins. One example were the American triplets Faith, Hope and Charity Cardwell, who were born in 1899 in Texas and were recognized in 1994 by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest lived triplets.
Faith has been a consistently popular name for girls in the United States, ranking among the top 1,000 names since 1880 and the top 500 names since 1921. It has ranked among the top 100 names in the United States since 1999 and was ranked as the 71st most popular name for newborn girls in 2011.
Other cultures also give names in reference to religious faith. The name Iman is used by Muslims for both boys and girls in reference to faith in Islam.
Faith is a 1994 spy novel by Len Deighton. It is the first novel in the final trilogy of three about Bernard Samson, a middle-aged and somewhat jaded intelligence officer working for the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Faith is part of the Faith, Hope and Charity trilogy, being followed by Hope and Charity. This trilogy is preceded by the Game, Set and Match and the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogies. Deighton's novel Winter (1987) is a prequel to the nine novels, covering the years 1900-1945 and providing the backstory to some of the characters.
The novel is set in 1987, when Soviet control of Eastern Europe is beginning to falter. It picks up the story from the end of Spy Line and Spy Sinker, with Fiona and Bernard Samson returning to London Central to rebuild their careers and marriage after recuperating with Bret Rensselaer in California.
Usage examples of "faith".
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.
Beth Ader, Jennifer Brown, Barbara Cabot, Charles and Bonnie Egnatz, Emily Faith, Laura Langlie, Ron Markman, Abigail McAden, A.
And make him with fair Aegles break his faith, With Ariadne and Antiopa?
They had lived together for six months, before he had dropped her and gone off to marry a good Afrikaner girl of the Dutch Reformed faith.
Guy had done that had brought Faith back to Prescott after all these years.
Dallas might not be the right city, after all, but it was more likely that Faith had declined to be listed in the city directory.
Whole walls were covered with painting and carving, many of them illustrating the life of Akha and the great battles he had fought, as well as the battles he would fight when again enough humans had faith in his strength.
Significantly, however, Alice brings along with her a number of things from that old world above ground, the most important being her faith in the simple orderliness of the universe.
It was an article of faith among Marine Corps officers and men alike that if you ate apricots on a tank or an amtrack, that vehicle was going to break down.
Christian faith and teaching proceed, and to use them as means of determining the relation of the Roman and Anglican systems to each other.
Surprised cries of male pain followed, as Faith became an animalistic fighting machine.
That fifty years hence, these scourges of humanity will be curable by the administration of any remedy, to be hereafter discovered by experimentation on animals,--in the Rockefeller Institute, for instance,--I have not the slightest faith.
It was decreed that the faith and devotion of the Ansar should be rewarded.
It had survived the reforming zeal of bluff King Hal, erstwhile Defender of the Faith, because, whatever Arca might have been, she was most assuredly not a papal protegee, and also because the parish priest of that period was prompt to obey the royal edict.
Little Arcady did not know what he could do, but it had faith that he would do something if he were pushed hard enough.