What does false mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falseadjective

    not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

    "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"

  2. false, mistakenadjective

    arising from error

    "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"

  3. falseadjective

    erroneous and usually accidental

    "a false start"; "a false alarm"

  4. falseadjective

    deliberately deceptive

    "false pretenses"

  5. delusive, falseadjective

    inappropriate to reality or facts

    "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

  6. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulatedadjective

    not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

    "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

  7. falseadjective

    designed to deceive

    "a suitcase with a false bottom"

  8. false, off-key, souradjective

    inaccurate in pitch

    "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"

  9. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamadjective

    adopted in order to deceive

    "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

  10. false, untrueadverb

    (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

    "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"

  11. faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably, falseadverb

    in a disloyal and faithless manner

    "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

Wiktionary

  1. falseadjective

    Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.

    Etymology: From false, from fals, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by fals (compare faus), eventually displacing native les, lese, from leas; See lease, leasing.

  2. falseadjective

    Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation

    Etymology: From false, from fals, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by fals (compare faus), eventually displacing native les, lese, from leas; See lease, leasing.

  3. falseadjective

    Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).

    Etymology: From false, from fals, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by fals (compare faus), eventually displacing native les, lese, from leas; See lease, leasing.

  4. falseadjective

    A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.

    Etymology: From false, from fals, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by fals (compare faus), eventually displacing native les, lese, from leas; See lease, leasing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. False

    uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  2. False

    not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  3. False

    not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  4. False

    not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  5. False

    not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  6. False

    not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  7. False

    not in tune

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  8. Falseadverb

    not truly; not honestly; falsely

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  9. Falseadjective

    to report falsely; to falsify

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  10. Falseadjective

    to betray; to falsify

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  11. Falseadjective

    to mislead by want of truth; to deceive

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

  12. Falseadjective

    to feign; to pretend to make

    Etymology: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]

Freebase

  1. FALSE

    FALSE is an esoteric programming language designed by Wouter van Oortmerssen in 1993, named after his favorite Boolean value. It is a small Forth-like stack-oriented language, with syntax designed to make the code inherently obfuscated, confusing, and unreadable. It is also noteworthy for having a compiler of only 1024 bytes. According to Van Oortmerssen, FALSE provided the inspiration for various well-known esoteric languages, including brainfuck and Befunge. FALSE is notably more tractable than most esoteric programming languages. The fundamental operations that it provides are reasonably sensible, and there is no gratuitous complexity. In these respects it stands in strong contrast to the behemoths Intercal and Malbolge. The difficulty of programming in FALSE comes mostly from the low-level nature of the language, which has the feel of a Forth-like assembly language. The remainder of the language's awkwardness comes from the concise punctuation-based syntax, which many people find more difficult than a more conventional word-based syntax. The language features basic arithmetic and logical operations, variables, subroutines, control flow statements, and input/output operations. FALSE operations are done using a stack. Its structure is largely based on the Forth programming language.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. False

    fawls, adj. deceptive or deceiving: untruthful: unfaithful to obligations: untrue: not genuine or real, counterfeit: hypocritical: not well founded, or not according to rule: artificial, as opposed to natural, of teeth, &c.—adv. incorrectly: faithlessly.—n. (Shak.) falsehood: untruth.—v.t. (Shak.) to betray.—ns. False conception, a uterine growth consisting of some degenerate mass instead of a fœtus; False′face, a mask.—adjs. False′-faced (Shak.), hypocritical; False′-heart′ed, treacherous, deceitful.—n. False′hood, state or quality of being false: want of truth: want of honesty: deceitfulness: false appearance: an untrue statement: a lie.—adv. False′ly.—ns. False′ness; Fals′er (Spens.), a deceiver, a liar.—adjs. Falsid′ical, deceptive; Fals′ish, somewhat false.—ns. Fals′ism, a self-evident falsity; Fals′ity, quality of being false: a false assertion.—Play one false, to act falsely or treacherously to a person; Put in a false position, to bring any one into a position in which he must be misunderstood. [O. Fr. fals (mod. faux)—L. falsus, pa.p. of fallĕre, to deceive.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2812

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3369

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Adjectives Frequency: #373

Anagrams for false »

  1. leafs

  2. fleas

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of false in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of false in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of false in a Sentence

  1. John Christian Bovee:

    False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When politics becomes idiocy of idiots, then hot and false speeches result in mental retardation instead of people's true welfare; it mirrors failure politicians of failure society. The enemies don't need to harm such self-harming society.

  3. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 3:

    Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

  4. Brett Giroir:

    You notice the CDC doesn't say an important mitigation step is get a test before you go travel for the holidays, because that doesn't mean that you're free, and in fact, we know that a single task can provide( a) false sense of security. You still have to wear your mask and everything else.

  5. Sarah Sanders on Friday:

    Instead of telling the truth about all the good President President Donald Trump and President Donald Trump administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, Manigault Newman book is riddled with lies and false accusations, it's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration.

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Translations for false

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  • زائفArabic
  • фалшив, неверен, грешен, изкуственBulgarian
  • gaouBreton
  • fals, incorrecte, artificial, postísCatalan, Valencian
  • nepravdivý, imitovaný, nepravý, falešný, umělýCzech
  • anwir, anghywir, gau, ffugWelsh
  • falsk, kunstigDanish
  • falsch, unecht, unwahrGerman
  • ψευδής, πλαστός, κίβδηλος, νόθοςGreek
  • malveraEsperanto
  • falso, postizoSpanish
  • غلطPersian
  • petollinen, epälojaali, väärä, kelvoton, valheellinen, vale-, perusteeton, teko, vale, epärehellinen, epävireinen, virheellinen, falski, väliaikainen, epätosi, keinotekoinen, keino-Finnish
  • faux, incorrect, artificielFrench
  • bréige, bréag-, falsa, bréagachIrish
  • breugach, fuadain, meallta, mealltachScottish Gaelic
  • falsoGalician
  • תותבת, שקרי, לא נכון, מזוייף, תותבHebrew
  • झूठा, खोटाHindi
  • hamis, mű-Hungarian
  • սխալ, կեղծArmenian
  • falseInterlingua
  • buatan, salahIndonesian
  • errato, bugiardo, falso, posticcio, fintoItalian
  • 虚偽, 偽のJapanese
  • ყალბიGeorgian
  • gawCornish
  • жаңылыш, арамза, ката, жасалмаKyrgyz
  • falsus, mendaxLatin
  • klaidingas, dirbtinis, netikras, neteisingasLithuanian
  • mākslīgs, nepareizs, viltots, kļūdainsLatvian
  • palsu, salahMalay
  • vals, onecht, fout, onwaar, onjuistDutch
  • falskNorwegian
  • falsOccitan
  • fałszywy, nieprawdziwy, sztucznyPolish
  • falso, artificial, erradoPortuguese
  • contrafăcut, neadevăr, fals, artificialRomanian
  • фальшивый, ложный, неправильныйRussian
  • अशुद्ध, असत्यSanskrit
  • osann, konstgjord, falsk, falsktSwedish
  • yanlış, yalan, yapay, sahteTurkish
  • کھوٹا, جھوٹھا, غلطUrdu
  • dobik, neveratikVolapük

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