from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous: synonym: real.
- adjective Not counterfeit; real or genuine: synonym: authentic.
- adjective Conforming to the characteristics or criteria of a group or type; typical.
- adjective Properly called.
- adjective Reliable; accurate.
- adjective Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal. synonym: faithful.
- adjective Archaic Truthful, honest, or trustworthy.
- adjective Sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned.
- adjective Rightful; legitimate.
- adjective Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern.
- adjective Accurately shaped, fitted, or placed.
- adjective Determined with reference to the earth's axis, not the magnetic poles.
- adjective Quick and exact in sensing and responding.
- adjective Computers Indicating one of two possible values taken by a variable in Boolean logic or a binary device.
- adverb In accord with reality, fact, or truthfulness.
- adverb Unswervingly; exactly.
- adverb So as to conform to a type, standard, or pattern.
- transitive verb To position (something) so as to make it balanced, level, or square.
- noun Truth or reality. Used with the.
- noun Proper alignment or adjustment.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun in eccles. law, an expression formerly used at the end of each several article in the libel as descriptive of the charges therein contained.
- To verify.
- To make true in position, form, adjustment, or the like: give a right form to; adjust nicely; put a keen, fine, or smooth edge on; make exactly straight, square, plumb, level, or the like: a workmen's term.
- noun Truth; fidelity.
- noun Agreement; covenant; pledge.
- noun A temporary cessation of war, according to agreement; respite from war; truce. See
- Conformable to fact; being in accordance with the actual state of things; not false, fictitious, or erroneous: as, a true story; a true statement.
- What proposition is there respecting human nature which is absolutely and universally true?
- Conformable to reason or to established rules or custom; exact; just; accurate; correct.
- Conformable to law and justice; legitimate; rightful: as, the true heir.
- Conformable to nature; natural; correct.
- In biology:
- Conforming or conformable to a type, norm, or standard of structure; typical; as, an amœba is a true animal; a canary is a true bird; the lion is a true cat; a frog or toad is not a true reptile.
- Genuine; truebred; not hybrid or mongrel: as, a true merino sheep. Also used adverbially: as, to breed true.
- Genuine; pure; real; not counterfeit, adulterated, false, or pretended.
- In anatomy, complete; perfected: as, true ribs (that is, those which articulate with the breastbone, as distinguished from false or floating ribs); the true pelvis (that part of the pelvis below the superior strait or iliopectineal line); a true corpus luteum (the complete corpus luteum of pregnancy, as distinguished from the same body unaffected by the result of conception).
- Free from falsehood; habitually speaking the truth; veracious; truthful.
- Firm or steady in adhering to promises, to friends, to one's principles, etc.; not fickle, false, or perfidious; faithful; constant; loyal.
- Sure; unerring; unfailing.
- Synonyms Veritable, actual. See
- 8 and Sincere, honorable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In accordance with truth; truly.
- adjective Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like.
- adjective Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.
- adjective Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious.
- adjective Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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I enquired of him the meaning of those affidavits --- and whether the facts therein stated were true -- to which the said Ketcham answered, that _they were true_ -- but said he did not expect it would have been made public.
In the following figure, P is the pole of the earth; E the pole of the ecliptic; L the pole of the lunar orbit; V the mean position of the pole of the vortex at the time; the angle ♈ EL the true longitude of the pole of the lunar orbit, equal to the _true_ longitude of the ascending node
All these forces had helped to make the doctrine of illicit love acceptable in these early days of the Anti-christ reign, so that it was only among the little gatherings of true Believers, that marriage was sanctified into the sacrament it had been in the _good, true_ old days.
Method, in whichever light we may choose to view them, that so far from being the best or the only true Method or Process of intellectual investigation, the Inductive is far inferior to the _true Deductive_
But the patch itself, like everything else in the world of sense, is of a radically different kind from the things that are true or false, and therefore cannot properly be said to be _true_.
To give me a true account of all that happened at the Abbey Grange last night -- a _true_ account, mind you, with nothing added and nothing taken off.
If the man in question have thoughts which are socially true, _he must himself know that they are true_.
It is _fit_ to be true, it would be _well if it were true_, it _ought_ to be true, you presently feel.
She was true to him yet! he would say: yes, he used the word! he said _true!
We think of Him as true to His _promises_, do we think of Him, also, as _true to His threatenings_?