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ˈfeɪθ fəlfaith·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faithfulnoun

    any loyal and steadfast following

  2. congregation, fold, faithfuladjective

    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

  3. faithfuladjective

    steadfast in affection or allegiance

    "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

  4. close, faithfuladjective

    marked by fidelity to an original

    "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

  5. faithfuladjective

    not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend

    "he remained faithful to his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. faithfulnoun

    The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.

    The faithful pray five times a day.

  2. faithfuladjective

    loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause

    My dog is a very faithful dog.

  3. faithfuladjective

    having faith

    Some people are faithful to their god.

  4. faithfuladjective

    reliable; worthy of trust

    My servant is very faithful.

  5. faithfuladjective

    consistent with reality

    I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.

  6. faithfuladjective

    engaging in sexual relations only with one's spouse or long-term sexual partner

    They had been faithful to each other all of their married life.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Faithfuladjective

    Etymology: faith and full.

    To the saints which are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus. Eph. i. 1.

    Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. ii. 10.

    I have this day receiv’d a traitor’s judgment,
    And by that name must die; yet, heav’n bear witness,
    And, if I have a conscience, let it sink me,
    Ev’n as the axe falls, if I be not faithful. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.

    So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found;
    Among the faithless, faithful only he. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    My servant Moses is faithful in all mine house. Numb. xii.

    Well I know him;
    Of easy temper, naturally good,
    And faithful to his word. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faithfuladjective

    full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God

  2. Faithfuladjective

    firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements

  3. Faithfuladjective

    true and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant

  4. Faithfuladjective

    worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation

Editors Contribution

  1. faithful

    To have faith.

    They had faith in their unity and love for each other and decided to get married sooner than planned.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faithful' in Adjectives Frequency: #1027

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faithful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faithful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of faithful in a Sentence

  1. Soren Kierkegaard:

    In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love.

  2. Bhartrihari:

    What is the most profitable? Fellowship with the good. What is the worst thing in the world? The society of evil men. What is the greatest loss? Failure in one?s duty. Where is the greatest peace? In truth and righteousness. Who is the hero? The man who subdues his senses. Who is the best beloved? The faithful wife. What is wealth? Knowledge. What is the most perfect happiness? Staying at home.

  3. Jim Bakke:

    We are partnered with about 200 ministries, everything from Christian grade schools, Christian high schools, colleges and universities, seminaries, evangelism ministries, relief and development ministries, Bible distribution, social service type ministries, all of them are distinctively Christian, Christ-centered, understanding that everything we have is God's and we are just stewards of his resources. And so then we just be faithful and allow God to flow through us into the lives of others for His glory.

  4. King James:

    It was fun to get out there in front of the Laker faithful.

  5. Francois Molins:

    Ayoub el Khazzani had watched YouTube audio files whilst already on the Thalys train in which an individual called on the faithful to fight and take up arms in the name of the Prophet.

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