Meaning of FAITHFUL in English

/ ˈfeɪθfl; NAmE / adjective


faithful (to sb/sth) staying with or supporting a particular person, organization or belief

SYN loyal :

a faithful servant / friend / dog

He remained faithful to the ideals of the party.

She was rewarded for her 40 years' faithful service with the company.

I have been a faithful reader of your newspaper for many years.


the faithful noun [ pl. ] people who believe in a religion; the loyal supporters of a political party :

The president will keep the support of the party faithful .


( of a wife, husband or partner ) faithful (to sb) not having a sexual relationship with anyone else

OPP unfaithful


faithful (to sth) true and accurate; not changing anything :

a faithful copy / account / description

His translation manages to be faithful to the spirit of the original.


[ only before noun ] able to be trusted; that you can rely on :

my faithful old car

►  faith·ful·ness noun [ U ]:

faithfulness to tradition

She had doubts about his faithfulness.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.