What does the word reliable mean?

Usage examples for reliable

  1. Are they all good, reliable men? – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  2. Thus, the average of all the observations within a fairly small area should give a result not very far from the true direction of the shock; and, the smaller the area and the farther from the epicentre, the more reliable should be the result. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  3. She's a good, reliable, experienced machine! – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins