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Meaning of TRUE

Pronunciation:  troo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
  2. [adv]  as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"
  3. [adj]  accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"
  4. [adj]  reliable as a basis for action; "a true prophesy"
  5. [adj]  accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true"
  6. [adj]  devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
  7. [adj]  not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"
  8. [adj]  in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"
  9. [adj]  expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
  10. [adj]  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"
  11. [adj]  conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
  12. [v]  make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"

TRUE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: accurate, actual, admittedly, apodeictic, apodictic, avowedly, confessedly, dead on target, dependable, echt, even, factual, faithful, genuine, harmonious, honest, literal, on-key, real, reliable, so(p), straight, sure, true up, truthful, typical, veracious
 Antonyms: false, untruthful
 See Also: adjust, align, alignment, aline, correct, honorable, line up, right, sincere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \True\ (tr[=oo]), a. (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.
  2. \True\, a. [Compar. {Truer}; 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}.]
    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.
    2. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern;
       exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the
             Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    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.
             Thy so true, So faithful, love unequaled. --Milton.
             Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie. --Herbert.
    4. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended;
       genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of
       country; a true Christian.
             The true light which lighteth every man that cometh
             into the world.                       --John i. 9.
             True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.
    Note: True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true.
    {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}.
  3. \True\, adv.
    In accordance with truth; truly. --Shak.