HyperDic: faithful

English > 5 senses of the word faithful:
ADJECTIVEallfaithfulsteadfast in affection or allegiance
allfaithful, closemarked by fidelity to an original
allfaithfulnot having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
NOUNgroupfaithfulany loyal and steadfast following
groupfaithful, congregation, folda group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
faithful > pronunciation
Soundsfey'thfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > faithful: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsteadfast in affection or allegiance.
Examples
  • "years of faithful service"
  • "faithful employees"
  • "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"
Attribute offidelity, faithfulnessThe quality of being faithful
Narrowerfirm, loyal, truehearted, fastunwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
truedevoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth
See alsoconstantsteadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
trueconsistent with fact or reality
trustworthy, trustyworthy of trust / trust or belief
Oppositeunfaithfulnot true to duty or obligation or promises
Spanishfiel
Catalanfidel
Nounsfaithfulany loyal and steadfast following
faithfulnessthe quality of being faithful
Adverbsfaithfullyin a faithful manner
English > faithful: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by fidelity to an original.
Examples
  • "a faithful copy of the portrait"
  • "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
Synonymclose
Broaderaccurateconforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
Spanishfidedigno, fiel
Catalanfidedigne, fidel
Nounsfaithfulnessthe quality of being faithful
English > faithful: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Example"he remained faithful to his wife"
Narrowertrue tosexually faithful
OppositeunfaithfulHaving sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
Spanishfiel
Nounsfaithfulnessthe quality of being faithful
English > faithful: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAny loyal and steadfast following.
Broaderfollowing, followersA group of followers or enthusiasts
Spanishfiel
Catalanfidel
Adjectivesfaithfulsteadfast in affection or allegiance
English > faithful: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
Synonymscongregation, fold
Member ofdenominationA group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
NarrowerflockA church congregation guided by a pastor
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishcongregación, feligreses, fieles
Catalancongregació, fidel

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