What does FACT mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FACT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fact(noun)

    a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

    "first you must collect all the facts of the case"

  2. fact(noun)

    a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

    "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

  3. fact(noun)

    an event known to have happened or something known to have existed

    "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"

  4. fact(noun)

    a concept whose truth can be proved

    "scientific hypotheses are not facts"


  1. fact(Noun)

    Action; the realm of action.

  2. fact(Noun)

    A wrongful or criminal deed.

  3. fact(Noun)


  4. fact(Noun)

    An honest observation.

  5. fact(Noun)

    Something actual as opposed to invented.

    In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.

  6. fact(Noun)

    Something which has become real.

    The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.

  7. fact(Noun)

    Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.

    Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.

  8. fact(Noun)

    An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.

    There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.

  9. fact(Noun)

    Information about a particular subject.

    The facts about space travel.

  10. Origin: From factum, neuter of factus, perfect passive participle of facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fact(noun)

    a doing, making, or preparing

  2. Fact(noun)

    an effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance

  3. Fact(noun)

    reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten

  4. Fact(noun)

    the assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts


  1. Fact

    A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fact

    fakt, n. a deed or anything done: anything that comes to pass: reality, or a real state of things, as distinguished from a mere statement or belief, a datum of experience: truth: the assertion of a thing done: an evil deed, a sense now surviving only in 'to confess the fact,' 'after' or 'before the fact.'—adj. Fact′ual, pertaining to facts: actual.—ns. Factual′ity; Fact′um, a thing done, a deed.—As a matter of fact, in reality.—The fact of the matter, the plain truth about the subject in question. [L. factumfacĕre, to make.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FACT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #238

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FACT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #233

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FACT' in Nouns Frequency: #37


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FACT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FACT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Copeland:

    The fact that she confessed.

  2. Demosthenes:

    The fact speak for themselves.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    Well, in fact he did [say that].

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    It's already happening, in fact.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    The fact that you have done this today.

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