Definitions for reliablerɪˈlaɪ ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•li•a•blerɪˈlaɪ ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being relied on; consistently dependable in character, judgment, performance, or result.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reliable, dependable(adj)

    worthy of reliance or trust

    "a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"

  2. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    worthy of being depended on

    "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

  3. authentic, reliable(adj)

    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reliable(adjective)ɪˈlaɪ ə bəl

    able to be trusted or depended on

    a reliable witness; an old but reliable car


  1. reliable(Noun)

    Something or someone reliable

    the old reliables

  2. reliable(Adjective)

    Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy

  3. reliable(Adjective)

    Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't

  4. Origin: From Scottish raliabill, itself from to rely + -able

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reliable(adj)

    suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reliable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4052

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reliable' in Adjectives Frequency: #549

Translations for reliable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unreliable ) able to be trusted

Is he reliable?; Is this information reliable?

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