Loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause.
“My dog is a very faithful dog: he doesn’t like to be petted by anybody else.”
Reliable; worthy of trust.
“My servant is very faithful.”
Consistent with reality.
“I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.”
Engaging in sexual relations only with one’s spouse or long-term sexual partner.
“They had been faithful to each other all of their married life.”
(Injective in specific contexts, e.g. of representation or functors in category theory.
The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.
“The faithful pray five times a day.”
Someone or something that is faithful or reliable.
Trusting; willing to trust.
remaining loyal and steadfast
“the city has always been faithful to the Conservative party”
“employees who had notched up decades of faithful service”
(of a spouse or partner) never having a sexual relationship with anyone else
“her husband was faithful to her”
(of an object) reliable
“my faithful compass”
true to the facts or the original
“the film was faithful to the book”
those who are faithful to a particular religion or political party
“a muezzin called the faithful to prayer”