Definition of Out of true

1. Adjective. Not accurately fitted; not level. "Off-level floors and untrue doors and windows"

Exact synonyms: Untrue
Similar to: Uneven

Definition of Out of true

1. Prepositional phrase. Not properly aligned; out of alignment. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Out Of True

out of the frying pan into the fire
out of the loop
out of the money
out of the mouths of babes
out of the ordinary
out of the picture
out of the question
out of the running
out of the way
out of the woods
out of thin air
out of this world
out of touch
out of town
out of towners
out of true (current term)
out of tune
out of use(p)
out of view
out of wedlock
out of whack
out of work
out on one's ear
out on the tiles
out or keeping(p)
out the wazoo
out the window
out the ying yang
out there
out to

Literary usage of Out of true

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1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"If a "crank-pin is found out of true (not circular), by testing with calibers ... Where crank-pin is only slightly out of true and a grinding machine is not ..."

2. Ideal Commonwealths: Plutarch's Lycurgus, More's Utopia, Bacon's New by Plutarch, Thomas More, Francis Bacon, Tommaso Campanella, Joseph Hall (1896)
"... they esteem those to be most valuable that lie in the mind; the chief of which arises out of true virtue, and the witness of a good conscience. ..."

3. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1903)
"The things which do not tend to wear out of true do not wear much, and the things which do wear out of true and have to be refitted are never just right but ..."

4. The Complete Practical Machinist: Embracing Lathe Work, Vise Work, Drills by Joshua Rose (1876)
"Furthermore, upon the truth of the last chucking only will the truth of the whole job depend; and if the face plate of the lathe is a trifle out of true, ..."

5. More Tramps Abroad by Mark Twain (1897)
"If you leave it out, then you can make out of the four stars a sort of cross—out of true; or a sort of kite—out of true ; or a sort of coffin—out of true. ..."

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