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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reliable

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Reliable

    Consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.

    A reliable source of information.

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. M.K. Ataturk:

    Science is the most reliable guide in life.

  2. Sven Harmeling:

    We are far away from a reliable roadmap towards the $100 billion goal.

  3. Justin Masuka:

    The answer to Efficacy lies in the hand of excellent management, reliable systems and good governess"

  4. David Ng:

    The biggest most reliable source of funding is property sales; it is more important to boost sales than obtaining more construction loans.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    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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