American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of being relied on; dependable: a reliable assistant; a reliable car.
- adj. Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be relied on; fit or worthy to be relied on; worthy of reliance; to be depended on; trustworthy.
- Synonyms Trustworthy, trusty.
- adj. Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
- adj. signal processing Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
- n. Something or someone reliable
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
- adj. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
- adj. worthy of reliance or trust
- adj. worthy of being depended on
- From Scottish raliabill, itself from to rely + -able (Wiktionary)
“Terry Cunha says it's just better for America to get more of its oil from what he calls a reliable neighbor.”
“Would not surprise me at all, however, I can state from personal experience that at least 1 of the big 3 U.S. car makers withhold data from these "black boxes" & have heard stories, from what I call reliable sources, that they have even gone to storage areas to remove them if a death was involved.”
“They say will make it easier for small groups and individuals to buy what they call reliable insurance that these people will be able to trust.”
“She knew little about finance, so when a broker offered what he called a reliable venture with a modest return, she put the sum into two limited partnerships that invested primarily in real estate.”
“Kuwait-based Arab Times Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah cites what he calls a reliable source saying a military strike against Iranian oil and nuclear facilities is planned before April to be launched from warships in the Persian Gulf that grow in number and readiness.”
“They're considering a system that would allow what they call reliable hearsay evidence in the trials when prosecuting terror suspects.”
“ZAHN: Mr. Atwan, let's come back a moment to what you describe as your reliable sources.”
“Algiers, the Algerian newspaper El Watan said, quoting what it called reliable sources.”
“Former MEK spokesman Alireza Jafarzadeh, citing what he called reliable sources inside Iran, said that the explosion hit the Modarres Garrison of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps west of Tehran.”
“Former Mujahedin-e Khalq spokesman Alireza Jafarzadeh, citing what he called reliable sources inside Iran, said that the explosion hit the Modarres Garrison of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps west of Tehran.”
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