What does true mean?

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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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. True

    trōō, adj. agreeing with fact: worthy of belief or confidence: certain: trusty: genuine: normal: (anat.) complete: exact: straight: right: rightful: honest.—v.t. to make straight in position, &c.—n. (obs.) truth, a pledge: a truce.—n. True′-blue, a faithful partisan.—adjs. True′-born, of true or genuine birth: having a right by birth; True′-bred, of a true or genuine birth: of good breeding or manners; True′-derived′ (Shak.), legitimate; True′-devot′ed (Shak.), full of honest zeal; True′-dispos′ing (Shak.), just; True′-heart′ed, sincere.—ns. True′-heart′edness; True′-love, one truly or really beloved: a sweetheart: the herb-Paris (see Herb).—adj. affectionate.—ns. True′-love′-knot, True′-lov′er's-knot, lines interwoven with many involutions, fancifully held as an emblem of interwoven affection; True′ness; True′-penn′y (Shak.), an honest fellow.—adv. Tru′ly.—True bill, a bill of indictment endorsed, after investigation, by a grand jury, as containing a well-founded charge; True rib, a rib attached to spine and sternum—opp. to Floating rib. [A.S. treówe; Ice. tryggr, Ger. treu.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of true in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of true in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Manhattan Preet Bharara:

    That is true in business; that is true, God help us, in Albany; that is true sometimes in police departments.

  2. Manhattan Preet Bharara:

    Undeniably from time to time, there are people who are not living up to the standards of their jobs, that is true in business; that is true, God help us, in Albany; that is true sometimes in police departments.

  3. The USOC Blackmun:

    I sense that we have a greater opportunity to be involved on a day-to-day basis than we have had in a long, long time, that is true commercially, it is true on the field of play, it is true from a sports administration point of view.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    There's no other way to describe that -- it's a lie. When you say something that's not true, it's called a lie. That's the definition of it, on this campaign, he is saying things that are not true, and he's saying it repeatedly, and he knows they're not true.

  5. Dan Diaz:

    It’s a way that I can share the true story of Brittany so that the audience gets the true picture of who she was, most importantly, it will help move [aid in dying] legislation forward by sharing the reality of what Brittany was going through and the logic of the decisions she was making, that being her true legacy.

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