What does reliable mean?

Definitions for reliable
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəlre·li·able

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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

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

  2. reliable(Adjective)

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

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

  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

    Etymology: 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.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 25, 2014  
  2. 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  
  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

How to pronounce reliable?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say reliable in sign language?

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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. Kamala Harris:

    I'm sure you've noticed your lack of a clear answer to a question I asked you last night has generated a lot of interest, i received reliable information that you had a conversation about the special counsel or his investigation with the law firm that has represented President Trump.

  2. Duyeon Kim:

    If the US responds to our initiative and pre-emptive efforts by taking reliable and corresponding practical action, our relationship will continue to progress at an excellent and great speed through the process of taking more concrete and groundbreaking measures.

  3. Jabal Uffelman:

    Anti-inflammatory meds such as naproxen and mefenamic acid are very helpful, also, if the patient is not planning to get pregnant and has a reliable birth control method, a testosterone pellet is a very useful therapy to improve mood swings and PMS associated with the menstrual cycle.

  4. Louis Vachon:

    We want to invest in Africa, but we needed a reliable partner.

  5. Carolyn Straub:

    That's actually been hard, the internet is not always reliable, goes down, and it's impossible for us to have four separate audio zones in the house.

Images & Illustrations of reliable

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