Definitions of true

  1. accurately placed or thrown; " his aim was true"; " he was dead on target"
  2. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; " genuine emotion"; " her interest in people was unfeigned"; " true grief"
  3. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; " real mink"; " true gold"
  4. having a legally established claim; " the legitimate heir"; " the true and lawful king"
  5. make level, square, balanced, or concentric; " true up the cylinder of an engine"
  6. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; " out of true"
  7. reliable as a basis for action; " a true prophesy"
  8. accurately fitted; level; " the window frame isn't quite true"
  9. expressing or given to expressing the truth; " a true statement"; " gave truthful testimony"; " a truthful person"
  10. conforming to definitive criteria; " the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; " Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
  11. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; " true north is geographic north"
  12. rightly so called; " true courage"; " a spirit which true men have always admired"; " a true friend"
  13. 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"
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
  17. 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.
  18. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.
  19. In accordance with truth; truly.
  20. According to fact; loyal; genuine; correct; certain.
  21. Truer.
  22. Truest.
  23. Trueness.
  24. Agreeing with fact: worthy of belief or confidence: certain: trusty: genuine: exact: straight: right: rightful.
  25. Certain; faithful; according to fact; exact; correct; genuine; honest.
  26. Conformable to fact or reality; genuine; faithful; guileless; right; exact.
  27. Comformable to fact; genuine; not counterfeit; faithful or loyal; adhering to truth; sincere; honest; accurate; straight; real; rightful.
  28. In accordance with that which actually exists, or is done or said; real; not false; genuine; faithful; honest; exact; right.

Usage examples for true

  1. But it is true for all that! – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  2. Thus are all true Christians in the world, yet not of it. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  3. How am I to know that this is all true? – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  4. But that's not true, Dolly. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner