'True' definitions:

Definition of 'true'

(from WordNet)
As acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class" [syn: true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly]
Consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement" [ant: false]
Accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target" [syn: true, dead on target]
Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
Expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person" [syn: truthful, true] [ant: untruthful]
Conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
Worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me" [syn: dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)]
Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief" [syn: genuine, true(a), unfeigned]
Rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"
Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north"
Having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king" [syn: true(a), lawful, rightful(a)]
In tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note" [syn: on-key, true]
Accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true" [syn: true, straight]
Proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
Make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine" [syn: true, true up]

Definition of 'True'

  • True \True\ (tr[udd]), a. [Compar. Truer (tr[udd]"[~e]r); superl. Truest.] [OE. trewe, AS. tre['o]we faithful, true, from tre['o]w fidelity, faith, troth; akin to OFries. triuwe, adj., treuwa, n., OS. triuwi, adj., trewa, n., D. trouw, adj. & n., G. treu, adj., treue, n., OHG. gitriuwi, adj., triuwa, n., Icel. tryggr, adj., Dan. tro, adj. & n., Sw. trogen, adj., tro, n., Goth. triggws, adj., triggwa, n., trauan to trust, OPruss druwis faith. Cf. Trow, Trust, Truth.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original. [1913 Webster]
  • Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge. [1913 Webster]
  • Thy so true, So faithful, love unequaled. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian. [1913 Webster]
  • The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. --John i. 9. [1913 Webster]
  • True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. (Biol.) Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  • Note: True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true. [1913 Webster]
  • Out of true, varying from correct mechanical form, alignment, adjustment, etc.; -- said of a wall that is not perpendicular, of a wheel whose circumference is not in the same plane, and the like. [Colloq.]
  • A true bill (Law), a bill of indictment which is returned by the grand jury so indorsed, signifying that the charges to be true.
  • True time. See under Time. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'True'

  • True \True\, adv. In accordance with truth; truly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'true'

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