1. [ adjective ] steadfast in affection or allegiance

"years of faithful service" "faithful employees" "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

Related terms: unfaithful true firm true_to true constant trustworthy fidelity
2. [ adjective ] marked by fidelity to an original
Synonyms: close

"a close translation" "a faithful copy of the portrait" "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

Related terms: accurate
3. [ noun ] any loyal and steadfast following
Related terms: following
4. [ adjective ] (sexuality) not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend

"he remained faithful to his wife"

Related terms: unfaithful true_to
5. [ adjective ] consistently reliable or dependable

"a faithful old car that always gets us home"

Related terms: reliable
6. [ adjective ] (used of persons) dependable in devotion or allegiance or affection
Synonyms: true loyal fast

"a faithful old dog" "a faithful friend" "fast friends" "a loyal companion" "she proved a true friend" "a lover absolutely true in act and word and thought"- H.O.Taylor

Related terms: constant
7. [ adjective ] conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
Synonyms: authentic reliable

"an authentic account by an eyewitness" "reliable information"

Related terms: trustworthy
8. [ noun ] (religion) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
Synonyms: congregation fold
Related terms: social_group flock denomination
Similar spelling:   faithfully