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

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. Justin Bieber:

    I will come with a kick a ** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable.... the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so, but I will come with a vengeance believe that.

  2. Daniel Rogers:

    We will continue to further advocate for ideas and solutions voters can be confident in that require hand-marked ballots and are cost-effective, reliable, secure, and superior in preventing fraud.

  3. Rodger Novak:

    CRISPR technology is very simple. That's the beauty of it. It has taken off rapidly in the academic environment because it works, it's reliable, it's cheap and you don't need a lot of knowledge to make use of it.

  4. Zhou Hao:

    Many traditionally reliable indicators such as power output and rail freight have shown a serious deviation from GDP growth, nobody knows what’s the real economic growth.

  5. Rachel Grant:

    Animals have the potential to be reliable forecasters of earthquakes and could be used alongside other monitoring systems, the system could be used in developing and earthquake-prone countries, it is affordable and feasible to implement as it just requires someone to monitor animal behavior... there is no need for satellites.

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