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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 faith·ful /ˈfeθfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Faith·ful a.
 1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
    You are not faithful, sir.   --B. Jonson.
 2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
    The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him.   --Deut. vii. 9.
 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.
 So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
 Among the faithless, faithful only he.   --Milton.
 4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
    It is a faithful saying.   --2 Tim. ii. 11.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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]
      2: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a
         faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of
         the observed facts" [syn: close]
      3: not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband
         or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained
         faithful to his wife" [ant: unfaithful]
      n 1: any loyal and steadfast following
      2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and
         habitually attend a given church [syn: congregation, fold]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.).