Truth Definition

tro͝oth
truths
noun
truths
Conformity to fact or actuality.
Does this story have any truth?
American Heritage
The quality or state of being true.
Webster's New World
Reality; actuality.
In truth, he was not qualified for the job.
American Heritage
An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
Webster's New World
The reality of a situation.
The truth is, she respects your work.
American Heritage
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proper name
(orig. a slave called Isabella) 1797?-1883; U.S. abolitionist & women's-rights advocate.
Webster's New World
verb

(obsolete) To assert as true; to declare.

Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. "” Ford.
Wiktionary
idiom
in truth
  • truly; in fact
Webster's New World
of a truth
  • certainly
Webster's New World
if truth be told
  • in fact; actually
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Truth

Noun

Singular:
truth
Plural:
truths

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Truth

Origin of Truth

  • From Middle English, from Old English trÄ“owþ, trÄ«ewþ (“truth, veracity, faith, fidelity, loyalty, honour, pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiþō (“promise, covenant, contract"), from Proto-Indo-European *drÅ«- (“tree"), from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“firm, solid"), equivalent to true +"Ž -th. Cognate with Icelandic tryggð (“loyalty, fidelity").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English trewthe loyalty from Old English trēowth deru- in Indo-European roots

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

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