Definitions of true

  1. as acknowledged; " true, she is the smartest in her class"
  2. accurately placed or thrown; " his aim was true"; " he was dead on target"
  3. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; " genuine emotion"; " her interest in people was unfeigned"; " true grief"
  4. in tune; accurate in pitch; " a true note"
  5. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; " real mink"; " true gold"
  6. having a legally established claim; " the legitimate heir"; " the true and lawful king"
  7. make level, square, balanced, or concentric; " true up the cylinder of an engine"
  8. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; " out of true"
  9. reliable as a basis for action; " a true prophesy"
  10. accurately fitted; level; " the window frame isn't quite true"
  11. expressing or given to expressing the truth; " a true statement"; " gave truthful testimony"; " a truthful person"
  12. conforming to definitive criteria; " the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; " Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
  13. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; " true north is geographic north"
  14. rightly so called; " true courage"; " a spirit which true men have always admired"; " a true friend"
  15. 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"
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
  19. 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.
  20. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.
  21. In accordance with truth; truly.
  22. According to fact; loyal; genuine; correct; certain.
  23. Truer.
  24. Truest.
  25. Trueness.
  26. Genuine, real, not false.
  27. Agreeing with fact: worthy of belief or confidence: certain: trusty: genuine: exact: straight: right: rightful.
  28. Certain; faithful; according to fact; exact; correct; genuine; honest.
  29. Conformable to fact or reality; genuine; faithful; guileless; right; exact.
  30. Comformable to fact; genuine; not counterfeit; faithful or loyal; adhering to truth; sincere; honest; accurate; straight; real; rightful.
  31. 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. " What I said was true. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. For it was true. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  3. However, it was true. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  4. And it's all true. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. And all they say of it is true. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  6. No, but all this is true. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  7. But they are not true. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. " That's true," said he. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  9. Why, I suppose that's true. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  10. Mr. Murray, isn't it true? – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  11. Do you think that's true, sir? – O'Flaherty V. C. by George Bernard Shaw
  12. But it is true for all that! – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  13. Can it, can it be true? – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. " Is what you say true? – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  15. But that's not true, Dolly. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. 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
  17. That is really true? – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. Very true, Mr Bray- very true. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  19. Thus are all true Christians in the world, yet not of it. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. " I believe that's true," said Saltash. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell