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rɪˈlaɪ ənsre·liance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reliance, trustnoun

    certainty based on past experience

    "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"

  2. reliancenoun

    the state of relying on something


  1. reliancenoun

    The act of relying on someone or something; trust.

  2. reliancenoun

    The condition of being reliant or dependent.

  3. reliancenoun

    A person or thing which relies on another.

  4. Etymology: From rely + -ance

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reliancenoun

    Trust; dependance; confidence; repose of mind. With on before the object of trust.

    Etymology: from rely.

    His days and times are past,
    And my reliance on his fracted dates
    Has smit my credit. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    That pellucid gelatinous substance, which he pitches upon with so great reliance and positiveness, is chiefly of animal constitution. John Woodward.

    He secured and encreased his prosperity, by an humble behaviour towards God, and a dutiful reliance on his providence. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    They afforded a sufficient conviction of this truth, and a firm reliance on the promises contained in it. John Rogers.

    Resignation in death, and reliance on the divine mercies, give comfort to the friends of the dying. Clarissa.

    Misfortunes often reduce us to a better reliance, than that we have been accustomed to fix upon. Clarissa.


  1. reliance

    Reliance is a state of depending or trusting in someone or something for support, help, or to achieve something. It's a condition of being reliant or dependent on a particular circumstance, entity, factor, or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reliancenoun

    the act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority

  2. Reliancenoun

    anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance

  3. Etymology: [From Rely.]


  1. Reliance

    Reliance is a town in Lyman County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 191 at the 2010 census.

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  1. careline

  2. cinereal

  3. cerealin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of reliance in a Sentence

  1. Arvind Singhal:

    There could be synergies which are beyond retail, whenever there is any kind of policy intervention needed, to be a partner with Reliance certainly will be a big asset.

  2. Patricia Sampson:

    Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

  3. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Ordinary investors know that Reliance share price has crazily run up from Rs.1060 to 2800 in just one year and this is very abnormal so obviously it will come down drastically. Retailers also know that when Reliance shares goes down, other companies shares plunge more deeply. Ordinary Retailers are selling their shares to avoid losses

  4. Kim Jong:

    The basic seeds and themes of the new five-year economic development plan are still self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

  5. Theodore Couloumbis:

    Meimarakis wins with his talk of cooperating, he got the message earlier and that's going to help him. Alexis Tsipras insists on self-reliance and may pay the price.

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