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Meaning of TRUTH

Pronunciation:  trooth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
  2. [n]  a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
  3. [n]  a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
  4. [n]  United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)
  5. [n]  conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

TRUTH is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: accuracy, Sojourner Truth, the true, true statement, verity
 Antonyms: false statement, falsehood, falseness, falsity, falsity, inaccuracy, untruth
 See Also: abolitionist, actuality, emancipationist, exactitude, exactness, fact, feminist, fidelity, gospel, gospel truth, home truth, libber, quality, statement, tautology, truism, verity, women's liberationist, women's rightist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Truth\, n.; pl. {Truths}. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe,
    AS. tre['o]w?. See {True}; cf. {Troth}, {Betroth}.]
    1. The quality or being true; as:
       (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with
           that which is, or has been; or shall be.
       (b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence
           with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the
                 Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of
                 the ironwork.                     --Mortimer.
       (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
                 Alas! they had been friends in youth, But
                 whispering tongues can poison truth.
       (d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from
           falsehood; veracity.
                 If this will not suffice, it must appear That
                 malice bears down truth.          --Shak.
    2. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or
       subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of
       things; fact; verity; reality.
             Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor.
                                                   --Zech. viii.
             I long to know the truth here of at large. --Shak.
             The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a
             legitimate deduction from all the facts which are
             truly material.                       --Coleridge.
    3. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or
       proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the
       like; as, the great truths of morals.
             Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth. --2
                                                   Cor. vii. 14.
    4. Righteousness; true religion.
             Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17.
             Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.
                                                   --John xvii.
    {In truth}, in reality; in fact.
    {Of a truth}, in reality; certainly.
    {To do truth}, to practice what God commands.
             He that doeth truth cometh to the light. --John iii.
  2. \Truth\, v. t.
    To assert as true; to declare. [R.]
          Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have
          truthed it heaven.                       --Ford.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Used in various senses in Scripture. In Prov. 12:17, 19, it denotes that which is opposed to falsehood. In Isa. 59:14, 15, Jer. 7:28, it means fidelity or truthfulness. The doctrine of Christ is called "the truth of the gospel" (Gal. 2:5), "the truth" (2 Tim. 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the way, and the truth" (John 14:6).