faithfully


faithfully

adjective

  1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
  2. true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.
  3. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
  4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
  5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
  6. Obsolete. full of faith; believing.

noun

  1. the faithful,
    1. the believers, especially members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
    2. the body of loyal members of any party or group.

adjective

  1. having faith; remaining true, constant, or loyal
  2. maintaining sexual loyalty to one’s lover or spouse
  3. consistently reliablea faithful worker
  4. reliable or truthfula faithful source
  5. accurate in detaila faithful translation

noun

  1. the faithful
    1. the believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
    2. any group of loyal and steadfast followers
adj.

c.1300, “full of faith,” also “firm in allegiance,” from faith + -ful. Meaning “true to the facts” is from 1520s. The noun sense of “true believers” is from 1550s. Related: Faithfully; faithfulness. Old Faithful geyser named 1870 by explorer Gen. H.D. Washburn, Surveyor-General of the Montana Territory, in reference to the regularity of its outbursts.

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