Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being true, factual, or real.
  • noun Something, such as a statement or principle, that is true, especially an enduring truth. synonym: truth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being true or real; true or real nature or principle; reality; truth; fact.
  • noun That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality; a fact.
  • noun Honesty; faith; trustworthiness.
  • noun that the cause of suffering is desire or a craving for existence and its pleasures
  • noun that deliverance from suffering can be effected only by the eradication of desire
  • noun and that this can be accomplished only by walking in the noble eightfold path of right views in regard to life
  • noun of right aims
  • noun of right words
  • noun of right conduct
  • noun of right means of livelihood (celibate mendicancy)
  • noun of right effort
  • noun of right-mindfulness (that is, freedom from error in recollecting the law)
  • noun and of right meditation and tranquillity. See nidana.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact; truth; reality.
  • noun That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Truth, fact or reality, especially an enduring religious or ethical truth.
  • noun A true statement; an established doctrine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
  • noun an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English verite, truth, from Old French, from Latin vēritās, from vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman verité, Middle French verité, from Latin vēritās, from the adjective vērus ("true").

Examples

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  • Does the Century Dictionary have Buddha-nature? Right now it looks like it defines verity as follows:

    "1. that the cause of suffering is desire or a craving for existence and its pleasures

    2. that deliverance from suffering can be effected only by the eradication of desire

    3. and that this can be accomplished only by walking in the noble eightfold path of right views in regard to life

    4. of right aims

    5. of right words

    6. of right conduct

    7. of right means of livelihood (celibate mendicancy)

    8. of right effort

    9. of right-mindfulness (that is, freedom from error in recollecting the law)

    10. and of right meditation and tranquillity. See nidana.

    11. The quality of being true or real; true or real nature or principle; reality; truth; fact.

    12. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality; a fact.

    13. Honesty; faith; trustworthiness."

    June 14, 2011