What does reliable mean?

Definitions for reliable
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəlre·li·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reliable.

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.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 25, 2014  

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say reliable in sign language?

  1. reliable

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. Meghan Metier:

    He's a more reliable progressive.

  2. John Polk:

    Cars have become much more reliable today.

  3. Brandon Perez:

    Cars are so reliable now, and more durable.

  4. M.K. Ataturk:

    Science is the most reliable guide in life.

  5. Steven Boozang:

    It has to be reliable, it has to be truthful.

Images & Illustrations of reliable

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