from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conformity to fact or actuality.
- n. A statement proven to be or accepted as true.
- n. Sincerity; integrity.
- n. Fidelity to an original or standard.
- n. Reality; actuality.
- n. That which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being true to someone or something
- n. Faithfulness, fidelity.
- n. A pledge of loyalty or faith.
- n. Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.
- n. True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.
- n. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or ‘genuine’ reality.
- n. Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.
- n. A now-outdated term for topness. (See also truth quark.)
- v. To assert as true; to declare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or being true; as: -- (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
- n. Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
- n. Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
- n. The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
- n. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
- n. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like.
- n. Righteousness; true religion.
- transitive v. To assert as true; to declare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being true; trueness.
- n. The state of being made true or exact; exact conformity to a model, rule, or plan; accuracy of adjustment; exact adaptation.
- n. In the fine arts, the proper and correct representation of any object in nature, or of whatever subject may be under treatment; specifically, in architecture, avoidance of deceits in construction or decoration, as of non-concordance of apparent and real structure, or of imitation of stone or marble in paint or plaster.
- n. Habitual disposition to speak only what is true; veracity; purity from falsehood; truthfulness; sincerity; uprightness; honesty: as, a man of truth.
- n. Disposition to be faithful; fidelity; constancy.
- n. The state of not being counterfeited or adulterated; genuineness; purity.
- n. That which is true.
- n. A verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like.
- n. That which is righteous or in accordance with the divine standard.
- n. Faith pledged; pledge; troth. See troth.
- n. Synonyms See reality.
- To affirm or declare truthfully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a true statement
- n. a fact that has been verified
- n. conformity to reality or actuality
- n. 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)
- n. the quality of being near to the true value
Middle English trewthe, loyalty, from Old English trēowth.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English trēowþ, trīewþ ("truth, veracity, faith, fidelity, loyalty, honour, pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiþō (“promise, covenant, contract”), from Proto-Indo-European *drū- (“tree”), from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“firm, solid”), equivalent to true + -th. Cognate with Icelandic tryggð ("loyalty, fidelity"). (Wiktionary)