the faithful

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the faithful

1 : the people who believe or participate in a religion
  • The faithful gather here each year to celebrate together.
2 : the people who are loyal members or supporters of a group or organization
  • The faithful come out and cheer for the team every year.
  • The convention was packed with the Republican/Democratic faithful.

Word by Word Definitions

faithful play
  1. : steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal

  2. : firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious

  3. : given with strong assurance : binding

  1. : church members in full communion and good standing

  2. : the body of believers in Islam

  3. : one who is faithful


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