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Meaning of FAITHFUL

Pronunciation:  'feythful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  2. [n]  any loyal and steadfast following
  3. [adj]  marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife"

FAITHFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: accurate, close, congregation, fast(a), firm, fold, loyal, true, true to(p), truehearted
 Antonyms: unfaithful
 See Also: constant, denomination, flock, followers, following, social group, trustworthy, trusty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Faith"ful\, a.
1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe,
   especially in the declarations and promises of God.

         You are not faithful, sir.            --B. Jonson.

2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties,
   or other engagements.

         The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy
         with them that love him.              --Deut. vii.

3. 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.

         So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among
         the faithless, faithful only he.      --Milton.

4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot
   fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or

         It is a faithful saying.              --2 Tim. ii.

{The Faithful}, the adherents of any system of religious
   belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of

Syn: Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious;
     trustworthy. -- {Faith"ful*ly}, adv. -{Faith"ful*ness},

Easton Bible Dictionary

as a designation of Christians, means full of faith, trustful, and not simply trustworthy (Acts 10:45; 16:1; 2 Cor. 6:15; Col. 1:2; 1 Tim. 4:3, 12; 5:16; 6:2; Titus 1:6; Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor. 4:17, etc.).

It is used also of God's word or covenant as true and to be trusted (Ps. 119:86, 138; Isa. 25:1; 1 Tim. 1:15; Rev. 21:5; 22:6, etc.).

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