|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|
"a close translation" "a faithful copy of the portrait" "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
|3.||[ noun ] any loyal and steadfast 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"
|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
|7.||[ adjective ] conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief|
"an authentic account by an eyewitness" "reliable information"
|8.||[ noun ] (religion) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church|
|Related terms:||social_group flock denomination|