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True meaning

true - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.
  7. 7. In accordance with truth; truly.
  8. 8. Certain; faithful; according to fact; exact; correct; genuine; honest.

true - examples of usage

  1. " It's quite true," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " That is not true," said William. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. This is your true life, my boy! - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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