- The definition of true is being loyal, something that is real, factually correct, accurate or provable.
- An example of true is a friend who is loyal and honest.
- An example of true is a fact that has been proven to be correct.
true definition by Webster's New World
- faithful; loyal; constant
- reliable; certain: a true indication
- in accordance with fact; that agrees with reality; not false
- conforming to an original, pattern, rule, standard, etc.
- exact; accurate; right; correct
- rightful; lawful; legitimate: the true heirs
- accurately fitted, placed, or shaped: a door that is not true to the frame
- real; genuine; authentic: a true diamond
- conforming to the ideal character or having all the basic characteristics of such; rightly so called: a true scholar
- determined by the poles of the earth's axis, not by the earth's magnetic poles: true north
- Archaic honest, virtuous, or truthful
Origin: Middle English treue ; from Old English treowe ; from treow, faith, akin to German treu ; from Indo-European an unverified form drew-, variant, variety of base an unverified form deru- from source tree: basic sense “firm (as a tree)”
- in a true manner; truly, truthfully, accurately, etc.
- Biol. with the same inherited trait or traits as a parent; without variation: to breed true
- trueness noun
true definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective tru·er, tru·est
- a. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous. See Synonyms at real1. See Usage Note at fact.b. Truthful.
- Real; genuine. See Synonyms at authentic.
- Reliable; accurate: a true prophecy.
- Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal. See Synonyms at faithful.
- Sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned: true grief.
- Fundamental; essential: his true motive.
- Rightful; legitimate: the true heir.
- Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern: trying to sing true B.
- Accurately shaped or fitted: a true wheel.
- Accurately placed, delivered, or thrown.
- Quick and exact in sensing and responding.
- Determined with reference to the earth's axis, not the magnetic poles: true north.
- Conforming to the definitive criteria of a natural group; typical: The horseshoe crab is not a true crab.
- Narrowly particularized; highly specific: spoke of probity in the truest sense of the word.
- Computer Science Indicating one of two possible values taken by a variable in Boolean logic or a binary device.
- In accord with reality, fact, or truthfulness.
- Unswervingly; exactly: The archer aimed true.
- So as to conform to a type, standard, or pattern.
- Truth or reality. Used with the.
- Proper alignment or adjustment: out of true.
Origin: Middle English trewe, from Old English trēowe, firm, trustworthy; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- trueˈness noun
true - Phrases/Idioms
out of true
true to form