Definitions of faithful

  1. marked by fidelity to an original; " a close translation"; " a faithful copy of the portrait"; " a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  2. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  3. not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; " he remained faithful to his wife"
  4. any loyal and steadfast following
  5. steadfast in affection or allegiance; " years of faithful service"; " faithful employees"; " we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"
  6. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
  7. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
  8. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.
  9. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
  10. True to a promise or to a friend; trustworthy; truthful; honest; loyal.
  11. Faithfully.
  12. Faithfulness.
  13. Full of faith, believing; firm in adherence to promises, duty, allegiance, etc.; loyal; conformable to truth; worthy of belief; true.
  14. Firm in faith or duty; exact; true.
  15. Trustworthy; accurate; truthful; firm in faith.
  16. Full of faith; loyal to one's faith, or duty, or engagement, or promise, or vow; conformable to truth; true; worthy of belief. The faithful, those who are loyal to their religious belief.
  17. Constant; not fickle; true.

Usage examples for faithful

  1. Yet my heart went out to you, gallant and faithful young soldier, when I heard these words, " Five long months at least, my darling. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  2. Prove faithful and you will gain a place of trust among us! – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  3. It is true that, however far- off, my eye will be upon you, and my arm stretched out over you; but as long as you are faithful this my presence will be, your protection. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  4. He is seldom far from it in bad weather, if he is faithful to his trust. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  5. I am a plain ould soldier, and have little to offer you save a faithful heart, and that is yours, and always will be. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. But the young King said, " Who knows what good he may have done, leave him alone, he is my most faithful John." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  7. Rising early, the youth was in his studio at dawn; the faithful Billy, seated near, read for him while he worked. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  8. Men true and faithful – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. Only a man; yet faithful as a dog. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  10. I am faithful to you! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  11. This Mr. Willson did come and tell her presently, he having been their servant, and to this day is very faithful to them. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. And why, pray, do you, you other noble Lords, seek to be faithful to the King even unto beggary? – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  13. " No." " Or faithful to any one else?" – The Wandering Jew, Book VIII. by Eugene Sue
  14. So he's been faithful to you, for all they said. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. The artist ought to be faithful to nature, but mere imitation is not enough. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  16. And very soon after his trial Faithful came to his end. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  17. And he added, Write this: 'These words are faithful and true. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  18. We think of them as faithful to Him, and ready for any service to which He might call them, in the fisherman's home of Salome, or the carpenter's home of Mary. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  19. Patient and faithful wife she would still be. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. Thou art the faithful and true witness. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren