faithful

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
faith•ful /ˈfeɪθfəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. loyal in affection;
    constant:faithful friends.
  2. reliable, trusted, or believed:faithful assurances of help.
  3. loyal to one's partner by not having a sexual relationship with another.
  4. conscientious;
    regular:a faithful worker.

n. 
  1. the faithful, [plural;  used with a plural verb]
    • the believers in a faith.
    • the body of loyal members of any party or group:a banquet for the party faithful.
faith•ful•ly, adv. 
faith•ful•ness, n. [uncountable]
faith•less, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
faith•ful  (fāthfəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty:a faithful worker.
  2. true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
  3. steady in allegiance or affection;
    loyal;
    constant:faithful friends.
  4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
  5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original;
    accurate:a faithful account; a faithful copy.
  6. [Obs.]full of faith;
    believing.

n. 
  1. the faithful: 
    • the believers, esp. members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
    • the body of loyal members of any party or group.
faithful•ly, adv. 
faithful•ness, n. 
  • Middle English feithful. See faith, -ful 1250–1300
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged true, devoted, staunch.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Faithful, constant, loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion.
      Faithful implies long-continued and steadfast fidelity to whatever one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation:a faithful friend.Constant suggests firmness and steadfastness in attachment:a constant affection.Loyal implies unswerving allegiance to a person, organization, cause, or idea:loyal to one's associates, one's country.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged precise, exact.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

faithful /ˈfeɪθfʊl/ adj
  1. having faith; remaining true, constant, or loyal
  2. maintaining sexual loyalty to one's lover or spouse
  3. consistently reliable: a faithful worker
  4. reliable or truthful: a faithful source
  5. accurate in detail: a faithful translation
n
  1. the faithfulthe believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
  2. any group of loyal and steadfast followers

ˈfaithfully adv ˈfaithfulness n



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Collocations: the [church, parish] faithful, the faithful that form the [church], the [Protestant, Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical] church faithful, more...

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