An example of reliable is a punctual mail carrier.
A reliable assistant; a reliable car.
A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. -- Andrews Norton.
The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable, being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --Washington Irving.
Origin of reliable
- From Scottish raliabill, itself from to rely + -able