True meaning

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Quick and exact in sensing and responding.

A true ear.

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In accord with reality, fact, or truthfulness.
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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.

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So as to conform to a type, standard, or pattern.
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Faithful; loyal; constant.
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Sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned.

True grief.

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To position (something) so as to make it balanced, level, or square.

Trued up the long planks.

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Truth or reality. Used with the.
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Honest, virtuous, or truthful.
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Reliable; accurate.

A true prophecy.

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Rightful; legitimate.

The true heir.

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Indicating one of two possible values taken by a variable in Boolean logic or a binary device.
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Proper alignment or adjustment.

Out of true.

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In accordance with fact; that agrees with reality; not false.
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Rightful; lawful; legitimate.

The true heirs.

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In a true manner; truly, truthfully, accurately, etc.
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With the same inherited trait or traits as a parent; without variation.

To breed true.

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To fit, place, or shape accurately.
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That which is true; truth or reality.
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(of a statement) Conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.

This is a true story.

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Conforming to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.

A true copy; a true likeness of the original.

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(logic) Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.

"A and B" is true if and only if "A" is true and "B" is true.

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He's turned out to be a true friend.

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This is true Parmesan cheese.

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

This gun shoots true.

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The state of being in alignment.
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He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.

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

We spent all night truing up the report.

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Unswervingly; exactly.

The archer aimed true.

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Reliable; certain.

A true indication.

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Accurately fitted, placed, or shaped.

A door that is not true to the frame.

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Determined by the poles of the earth's axis, not by the earth's magnetic poles.

True north.

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The true king has returned!

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come true
  • To happen in fulfillment of an expectation, prediction, wish, etc.; become a realized fact.
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in true
  • Properly set, adjusted, aligned, etc.; exact.
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out of true
  • Not properly set, adjusted, aligned, etc.; inexact.
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true to form
  • Being or behaving as expected.
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Origin of true

  • Middle English trewe from Old English trēowe firm, trustworthy deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English trewe, from Old English trÄ«ewe, (Mercian) trÄ“owe (“trusty, faithful"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (compare Dutch getrouw and trouw, German treu, Swedish trygg (“safe, secure'"), from pre-Germanic *dreu̯hâ‚‚i̯os, from Proto-Indo-European *druhâ‚‚, *dreu̯hâ‚‚ "˜steady, firm' (compare Irish dearbh (“sure"), Old Prussian druwis (“faith"), Ancient Greek droós (“firm")), extension of *dóru "˜tree'. More at tree.For semantic development, compare Latin robustus (“tough") from robur (“red oak").

    From Wiktionary