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- n. A now-outdated term for topness.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
- To affirm or declare truthfully.
- 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.
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
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We had heard the truth, I was sure, from Stillingfleet, but had we heard the _whole _truth?
The religion which has taught men truth -- above all things, _truth_ -- which teaches utter horror of a lie, which insists on the bare, bald reality in heaven and earth, which has taught men hatred of the false as the meanest and most unmanly thing existing -- this religion took its rise in claptrap miracles, was puffed into popularity by boasting pretensions, was born in trickery and nurtured by legerdemain!
There is a swift witness for truth in his bosom, which _will respond to truth_ when it is uttered with calmness and dignity.
So charity, or rather its possessor, is no willful truth “butcherer,” for charity believeth all things (_or all truth_); hopeth all things (_promised_); rejoiceth, not in iniquity, but in the truth.
Then, to make sure, we got hold of Mr. Jaffry, called on Mr. Ledbetter, who called in the business manager -- and your Uncle Martin told them that unless they printed the truth, and every bit of it, and printed it at once, he was going to put up the money to start an opposition paper that _would print the truth_.
Do we use the truth as we should, that we maybe "_sanctified through the truth_?"
If ever there was a time when public men were in an especial measure _bound to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth_, to the people, this is that time.
But the greater the danger of this, the more reason why the truth, the _whole truth_, should be proclaimed loudly, boldly, distinctly, frequently.
Of the truth, the reality there is in God, Holiness, is the deepest root; the Spirit of _truth_ is the _Holy_ Spirit.