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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)


  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 'genuine' 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    A now-outdated term for topness.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


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. truth

    The action and knowing of being true to our soul and soul agreement.

    We are human beings who are evolving and the truth of who we are is a vital element of our soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. truth

    The quality of being true.

    The truth is so easy to see, they also verified it to be so.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  
  3. truth

    Verified data or fact.

    Truth is vital in life, we must speak it respectfully.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce truth?

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  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

Examples of truth in a Sentence

  1. June Morgan:

    People are wondering, 'can he speak? Does he have 100 percent mental capacity?' But the truth is, I never did.

  2. Michael Dark:

    The awful truth is families have no control over what's happening and not nearly enough is being done to keep people safe.

  3. Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones Diary:

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another falls to pieces.

  4. General Rodolfo Palomino:

    I appreciate that the relevant investigations are going ahead, as I requested, and I'm sure they will lead to the truth of false accusations that have been made against me in a reckless and sustained manner.

  5. Kent Finlay:

    The truth of the matter is that every major label passed on George Strait, that van had two seats and an Army cot in the back. We took turns driving and riding and sleeping in the cot.

Images & Illustrations of truth

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