What does truth mean?

Definitions for truthtruθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truth(noun)

    a fact that has been verified

    "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

  2. truth, the true, verity, trueness(noun)

    conformity to reality or actuality

    "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

  3. truth, true statement(noun)

    a true statement

    "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"

  4. accuracy, truth(noun)

    the quality of being near to the true value

    "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

  5. Truth, Sojourner Truth(noun)

    United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)

Wiktionary

  1. truth(Noun)

    The state or quality of being true to someone or something

    Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.

  2. truth(Noun)

    faithfulness, fidelity.

  3. truth(Noun)

    A pledge of loyalty or faith.

  4. truth(Noun)

    Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.

    There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice.

  5. truth(Noun)

    True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.

    The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.

  6. truth(Noun)

    That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or u2018genuineu2019 reality.

  7. truth(Noun)

    Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.

    Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.

  8. truth(Noun)

    A now-outdated term for topness. (See also truth quark.)

  9. truth(Verb)

    To assert as true; to declare.

    Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. uE00096584uE001 Ford.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truth(noun)

    the quality or being true; as: -- (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be

  2. Truth(noun)

    conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like

  3. Truth(noun)

    fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness

  4. Truth(noun)

    the practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity

  5. Truth(noun)

    that which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality

  6. Truth(noun)

    a true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals

  7. Truth(noun)

    righteousness; true religion

  8. Truth(verb)

    to assert as true; to declare

Freebase

  1. Truth

    Truth is most often used to mean in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal. The opposite of truth is falsehood, which, correspondingly, can also take on a logical, factual, or ethical meaning. The concept of truth is discussed and debated in several contexts, including philosophy and religion. Many human activities depend upon the concept, which is assumed rather than a subject of discussion, including science, law, and everyday life. Various theories and views of truth continue to be debated among scholars and philosophers. Language and words are a means by which humans convey information to one another and the method used to recognize a "truth" is termed a criterion of truth. There are differing claims on such questions as what constitutes truth: what things are truthbearers capable of being true or false; how to define and identify truth; the roles that revealed and acquired knowledge play; and whether truth is subjective or objective, relative or absolute. Many religions consider perfect knowledge of all truth about all things to be an attribute of a divine or supernatural being.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truth

    trōōth, n. that which is true or according to the facts of the case: agreement with reality: true state of things, or facts: practice of speaking or disposition to speak the truth: fidelity: genuineness: righteous conduct: a true statement: an established principle: in the fine arts, a faithful adherence to nature.—adj. Truth′ful, full of truth: according to, or adhering to, truth: reliable.—adv. Truth′fully.—ns. Truth′fulness; Truth′iness.—adj. Truth′less.—ns. Truth′lessness; Truth′-lov′er; Truth′-tell′er, one who speaks the truth.—adjs. Truth′-writ, truthfully written; Truth′y, truthful.—God's truth, a thing or statement absolutely true; In truth, truly, in fact; Of a truth (B.), truly. [A.S. treówthutreówe, true.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. truth

    1. A universal error. 2. A relation between one illusion (the outer world) and another (the inner world). 3. A prejudice raised to an axiom. 4. Something that a few will die for. 5. That which serves us best in expressing our lives. (A rotting log is truth to a bed of violets; while sand is truth to a cactus.) 6. Anything which happened, might have happened, or which will possibly happen. 7. The opinion that still survives. 8. An imaginary line dividing error into two parts.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1254

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1411

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truth' in Nouns Frequency: #546

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Update your truth! There is no soul; there is only mind and body! Update your truth or the truth will update you! The truth and the science are the greatest updaters!

  2. Umberto Eco:

    Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.

  3. Pamela Geller:

    We don't think it's controversial, it's truth. Telling the truth now is equated with 'hate' and 'bigotry' in an attempt to silence and demonize the truth-tellers. That makes my ads all the more important.

  4. Chief Ernest Finley:

    I think it's important to get the truth, and (it's important to know) the truth, and really dealing with the truth, and dealing with the community to let the community know that we stand for righteousness and correctness in all that we do.

  5. Jeff Kane:

    They said, 'If you don't start telling the truth, we're going to offer you or your boyfriend the chance to tell the truth, and whoever goes first will get leniency,' i believe when the truth comes out, people are going to look at each other and say, 'That is the most horrific story I've ever heard. I can't imagine what she's gone through.'.

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