Definitions for truetru

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

truetru(adj.)tru•er, tru•est

  1. (adj.)being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact:

    a true story.

  2. real; genuine; authentic:

    true gold.

  3. sincere; not deceitful:

    a true interest in others.

  4. loyal; faithful; steadfast:

    a true friend.

  5. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character:

    the true meaning of his statement.

  6. conforming to or consistent with a standard, pattern, etc.:

    a true copy.

  7. exact; precise; accurate; correct:

    a true balance.

  8. such as it should be; proper:

    to arrange things in their true order.

  9. properly so called; rightly answering to a description:

    true statesmanship.

  10. legitimate or rightful:

    the true heir.

  11. reliable, unfailing, or sure:

    a true sign.

  12. exactly or accurately shaped, formed, fitted, or placed, as a surface or instrument.

  13. honest; honorable; upright.

  14. conforming to the type, structural standards, or norm of a particular group:

    The lion is a true cat.

    Category: Biology, Genetics

  15. Category: Animal Husbandry, Botany

    Ref: purebred

  16. (of a bearing, course, etc.) determined in relation to true north.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  17. Archaic. truthful.

  18. (n.)exact or accurate formation, position, or adjustment:

    to be out of true.

  19. the true, something that is true; truth.

  20. (adv.)in a true manner; truly; truthfully.

  21. exactly or accurately.

  22. in conformity with the ancestral type:

    to breed true.

  23. (v.t.)to adjust, shape, place, etc., exactly or accurately; make true.

  24. (esp. in carpentry) to make even, symmetrical, level, etc. (often fol. by up).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Building Trades

Idioms for true:

  1. come true, (of a wish, dream, etc.) to become a reality.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of true:

bef. 900; ME trewe (adj. and adv.), OE trēowe (adj.) loyal, trustworthy (cf. trow , truce ); akin to OHG gitriuwi, ON tryggr, Go triggws trustworthy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. true(adj)

    proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

    "out of true"

  2. true(adj)

    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"

  3. true, dead on target(adj)

    accurately placed or thrown

    "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"

  4. true(adj)

    devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

    "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

  5. truthful, true(adj)

    expressing or given to expressing the truth

    "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"

  6. true(adj)

    conforming to definitive criteria

    "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

  7. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    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"

  8. genuine, true(a), unfeigned(adj)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

    "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"

  9. true(a)(adj)

    rightly so called

    "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"

  10. true(a)(adj)

    determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

    "true north is geographic north"

  11. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

  12. on-key, true(adj)

    in tune; accurate in pitch

    "a true note"

  13. true, straight(verb)

    accurately fitted; level

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

  14. true, true up(adverb)

    make level, square, balanced, or concentric

    "true up the cylinder of an engine"

  15. true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly(adverb)

    as acknowledged

    "true, she is the smartest in her class"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. true(adjective)tru

    ≠ untrue

    a true story; Nothing they said about her is true.; It's true that she doesn't like her job.

  2. truetru

    real, genuine

    true faith

  3. truetru

    loyal or faithful

    Always be true to your friends.

  4. truetru

    to actually happen after having been imagined or hoped for

    Her dream of traveling abroad came true.

  5. truetru

    similar to what happens in real life

    true to life writing


  1. true(Noun)


  2. true(Noun)

    The state of being in alignment.

  3. true(Verb)

    To straighten.

    He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.

  4. true(Verb)

    To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.

    We spent all night truing up the report.

  5. true(Adverb)


    this gun shoots true

  6. true(Adjective)

    conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.

    This is a true story.

  7. true(Adjective)

    A state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.

    "A and B" is true if and only if "A" is true and "B" is true.

  8. true(Adjective)

    Loyal, faithful.

    Heu2019s turned out to be a true friend.

  9. true(Adjective)


    This is true Parmesan cheese.

  10. true(Adjective)


    The true king has returned!

  11. true(Adjective)

    Accurate; following a path toward the target.

  12. Origin: trewe, from triewe, (Mercian) treowe ‘trusty, faithful’, from triwwiz (compare Dutch getrouw and trouw, German treu, Swedish trygg ‘safe, secure’), from pre-Germanic *dreu̯h₂i̯os, from druh₂ ‘steady, firm’ (compare Irish dearbh ‘sure’, Old Prussian druwis ‘faith’, Ancient Greek ‘firm’), extension of ‘tree’. More at tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. True(noun)

    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

  2. True(noun)

    right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original

  3. True(noun)

    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

  4. True(noun)

    actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian

  5. True(adverb)

    in accordance with truth; truly


  1. TRUE

    True is Mika Nakashima's first Japanese album. In contrast to the typical Japanese J-Pop and Western Pop artist, this album was one in which Mika established a sound that would become her trademark for future albums: a mature, 'Adult Contemporary'-influenced mixture of smooth jazz and soft pop. True topped the Oricon Album Chart for three straight weeks, selling 1 million copies within that time span, and has since sold over 1,173,534 copies. It won Nakashima the Album of the Year Award at the 2003 Japan Gold Disc Awards.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'true' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #545

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'true' in Written Corpus Frequency: #502

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'true' in Adjectives Frequency: #57

Translations for true

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative untrue ) telling of something that really happened; not invented; agreeing with fact; not wrong

That is a true statement; Is it true that you did not steal the ring?

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