What does reliable mean?

Definitions for reliable
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəlre·li·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reliable, dependableadjective

    worthy of reliance or trust

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

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

    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, reliableadjective

    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

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

Wiktionary

  1. reliablenoun

    Something or someone reliable

    the old reliables

  2. reliableadjective

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

  3. reliableadjective

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

ChatGPT

  1. reliable

    Reliable refers to someone or something that is consistently dependable, trustworthy, or accurate. It is characterized by the ability to be relied on or depended upon due to its credibility, steady performance, or quality. In the context of information or data, reliable denotes that it is factual, precise, and can be verified.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reliableadjective

    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

    Able to be trusted.

    They were both so reliable, when they said they would arrive together they would and everyone knew it and loved their company.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  


  2. Reliable

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

    A reliable source of information.


    Submitted by JP03 on December 25, 2014  


  3. reliable

    Created from fact and truth.

    The journalism was reliable as we knew, could feel and see the truth of what was being conveyed.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of reliable in a Sentence

  1. Patrick MacElroy:

    During our work in Afghanistan, we provided support to our client, United States Agency for International Development( USAID) and followed the directives of the Patrick MacElroy government agencies that we served, we are proud of our record in successfully completing a number of projects in Afghanistan that helped more than double the amount of reliable power available to the country's hospitals, schools, businesses and homes under its contract with USAID.

  2. Jim Lorraine:

    [Veterans] are reliable, focused, initiated, they have the initiative and the commitment and more importantly, they have the adaptability to fit into pretty much any role.

  3. Steve Deace:

    Most of my audience has a bipolar feeling about Fox News, they view it as the most reliable place to go for news coverage, but they have grown increasingly untrusting of it when it comes to analysis.

  4. Shawn Crispin:

    If Vietnam wants to be seen as a responsible member of the international community and reliable partner in multilateral agreements, including the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, these types of bogus anti-state convictions must stop immediately.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    All traders and investors should get their accounts and portfolio checked and audited after every 3 months from reliable CAs. Because brokerage firms are looters who are fooling and squandering them. Slowly with each transaction and lien , they are pilfering money stealthily from their clients account

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