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Meaning & Definition of True in English

English

True

/tru/

noun

1. Proper alignment

  • The property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
  • "Out of true"
    synonym:
  • true

verb

1. Make level, square, balanced, or concentric

  • "True up the cylinder of an engine"
    synonym:
  • true
  • ,
  • true up

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • true

2. Accurately placed or thrown

  • "His aim was true"
  • "He was dead on target"
    synonym:
  • true
  • ,
  • dead on target

3. Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

  • "True believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
    synonym:
  • true

4. Expressing or given to expressing the truth

  • "A true statement"
  • "Gave truthful testimony"
  • "A truthful person"
    synonym:
  • truthful
  • ,
  • true

5. Conforming to definitive criteria

  • "The horseshoe crab is not a true crab"
  • "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
    synonym:
  • true

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • dependable
  • ,
  • honest
  • ,
  • reliable
  • ,
  • true(p)

7. Not pretended

  • Sincerely felt or expressed
  • "Genuine emotion"
  • "Her interest in people was unfeigned"
  • "True grief"
    synonym:
  • genuine
  • ,
  • true(a)
  • ,
  • unfeigned

8. Rightly so called

  • "True courage"
  • "A spirit which true men have always admired"
  • "A true friend"
    synonym:
  • true(a)

9. Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

  • "True north is geographic north"
    synonym:
  • true(a)

10. Having a legally established claim

  • "The legitimate heir"
  • "The true and lawful king"
    synonym:
  • true(a)
  • ,
  • lawful
  • ,
  • rightful(a)

11. In tune

  • Accurate in pitch
  • "A true note"
    synonym:
  • on-key
  • ,
  • true

12. Accurately fitted

  • Level
  • "The window frame isn't quite true"
    synonym:
  • true
  • ,
  • straight

adverb

1. As acknowledged

  • "True, she is the smartest in her class"
    synonym:
  • true
  • ,
  • admittedly
  • ,
  • avowedly
  • ,
  • confessedly

Examples of using

Not all philosophers consider the endlessness of the Universe to be true.
I've read somewhere that it's not true.
In what respect is that true?