Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Trustworthy. See Synonyms at reliable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able, or easily able to be depended on.
  • n. A reliable person or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of being depended on; trustworthy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable or worthy of being depended on; reliable; trustworthy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. financially sound
  • adj. worthy of reliance or trust
  • adj. worthy of being depended on
  • adj. consistent in performance or behavior

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Examples

  • It should be regarded as a first attempt to obtain dependable information that can help not only universities and corporations, but also governments, to choose appropriate strategies and policies.

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  • "The project is still relevant to allow Walton County to have a long-term dependable water source that will have much of the cost fixed at today's rates," said Morris Jordan, director of the Walton County Water Department.

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  • Up to 4000 hours of lamp life on the new Acer projectors reduces lamp replacement costs and ensures long-term dependable projector use.

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  • The X2 is specifically designed for long -- term dependable operation with its 12 -- inch anti -- drag aluminum platter and solid core construction

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  • The X2 is specifically designed for long -- term dependable operation with its 12 -- inch anti -- drag aluminum platter and solid core construction (which minimizes vibrations and unwanted noise).

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  • They had temporary benefits from VA but no long term dependable income.

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  • Up to 4000 hours of lamp life on the two new Acer projectors reduces lamp replacement costs and ensures long-term dependable projector use. (

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  • Luckily, there are two other busses that stop in front of my [hopefully] new place that are apparently dependable, which is good because the 86 shows up when it damn well feels like it, if it feels like it at all.

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  • She's very dependable, which is why she's a captain.

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  • He is incredibly intelligent and dependable, which is a great combination.

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