worthy of reliance or trust
"a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"
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"
conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
"an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"
Something or someone reliable
the old reliables
Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
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
Origin: From Scottish raliabill, itself from to rely + -able
suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-lī′a-bl, adj. that may be relied upon: trustworthy.—ns. Reliabil′ity, Relī′ableness.—adv. Relī′ably.—n. Relī′ance, trust: confidence.—adj. Relī′ant, confident in one's self. [Rely.]
Consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
A reliable source of information.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reliable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4052
Rank popularity for the word 'reliable' in Adjectives Frequency: #549
The numerical value of reliable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of reliable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Science is the most reliable guide in life.
We are far away from a reliable roadmap towards the $100 billion goal.
The answer to Efficacy lies in the hand of excellent management, reliable systems and good governess"
The biggest most reliable source of funding is property sales; it is more important to boost sales than obtaining more construction loans.
I'm counting only on God. So, be counting only on him too. For, humans are naturally unreliable/fallible. But God is ever reliable/infallible.
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Translations for reliable
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- яуаплы, ышаныслыBashkir
- zuverlässig, verlässlichGerman
- fiable, confiable, seguroSpanish
- sûr, fiableFrench
- fertroudWestern Frisian
- seasmhach, earbsachScottish Gaelic
- szavahihető, megbízhatóHungarian
- dapat diandalkanIndonesian
- 신뢰할 수있는Korean
- zekerheid, zeker, getrouwe, betrouwbaarDutch
- pålitelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- sigur, fiabilRomanian
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