Definition of True

1. Noun. Proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment. "Out of true"

Generic synonyms: Alignment

2. Verb. Make level, square, balanced, or concentric. "True up the cylinder of an engine"
Exact synonyms: True Up
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Align, Aline, Line Up

3. Adjective. Consistent with fact or reality; not false. "The true meaning of the statement"

4. Adverb. As acknowledged. "True, she is the smartest in her class"
Exact synonyms: Admittedly, Avowedly, Confessedly

5. Adjective. Accurately placed or thrown. "He was dead on target"
Exact synonyms: Dead On Target
Similar to: Accurate
Derivative terms: Trueness

6. Adjective. Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth. "True believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
Similar to: Faithful
Derivative terms: Trueness

7. Adjective. Expressing or given to expressing the truth. "A truthful person"
Exact synonyms: Truthful
Also: Honest, Honorable
Similar to: Honest, Veracious
Derivative terms: Truthfulness
Antonyms: Untruthful

8. Adjective. Conforming to definitive criteria. "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
Similar to: Typical

9. Adjective. Worthy of being depended on. "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

10. Adjective. Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed. "True grief"
Exact synonyms: Genuine, Unfeigned
Similar to: Sincere
Derivative terms: Genuineness

11. Adjective. Rightly so called. "A true friend"
Similar to: Real

12. Adjective. Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles. "True north is geographic north"

13. Adjective. Having a legally established claim. "The true and lawful king"
Exact synonyms: Lawful, Rightful
Similar to: Legitimate
Derivative terms: Lawfulness, Rightfulness

14. Adjective. In tune; accurate in pitch. "A true note"
Exact synonyms: On-key
Similar to: Harmonious

15. Adjective. Accurately fitted; level. "The window frame isn't quite true"
Exact synonyms: Straight
Similar to: Even

Definition of True

1. a. Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.

2. adv. In accordance with truth; truly.

3. a. Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal.

Definition of True

1. Adjective. (context: of a statement) conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct. ¹

2. Adjective. (logic) A state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result. ¹

3. Adjective. Loyal, faithful. ¹

4. Adjective. Genuine. ¹

5. Adjective. Legitimate. ¹

6. Adjective. (of an aim or missile in archery, shooting, golf(,) etc.) Accurate; following a path toward the target. ¹

7. Adjective. ¹

8. Adverb. (context: of shooting, throwing etc) accurately ¹

9. Noun. Truth. ¹

10. Noun. The state of being in alignment. ¹

11. Verb. To straighten. ¹

12. Verb. To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust. ¹

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Definition of True

1. consistent with fact or reality [adj TRUER, TRUEST] / to bring to conformity with a standard or requirement [v TRUED, TRUING or TRUEING, TRUES]

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