'Faithful' definitions:

Definition of 'faithful'

(from WordNet)
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" [ant: unfaithful]
Marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts" [syn: close, faithful]
Not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife" [ant: unfaithful]
Any loyal and steadfast following
A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church [syn: congregation, fold, faithful]

Definition of 'Faithful'

  • Faithful \Faith"ful\, a.
  • 1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God. [1913 Webster]
  • You are not faithful, sir. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements. [1913 Webster]
  • The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him. --Deut. vii. 9. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by 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. [1913 Webster]
  • So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless, faithful only he. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation. [1913 Webster]
  • It is a faithful saying. --2 Tim. ii. 11. [1913 Webster]
  • The Faithful, the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.
  • Syn: Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy. -- {Faith"ful*ly}, adv. -{Faith"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'faithful'

From: Easton
  • Faithful 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.).

Synonyms of 'faithful'

From: Moby Thesaurus