strict or thorough in the performance of duty:a faithful worker.
true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant:faithful friends.
reliable, trusted, or believed.
adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate:a faithful account; a faithful copy.
[Obs.]full of faith; believing.
the believers, esp. members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
the body of loyal members of any party or group.
Middle English feithful. See faith, -ful 1250–1300
1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged true, devoted, staunch.
3.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedFaithful,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.