Definitions for true

Definitions for (noun) true

Main entry: true

Definition: proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

Usage: out of true

Definitions for (verb) true

Main entry: true, true up

Definition: make level, square, balanced, or concentric

Usage: true up the cylinder of an engine

Definitions for (adj) true

Main entry: true, dead on target

Definition: accurately placed or thrown

Usage: his aim was true; he was dead on target

Main entry: straight, true

Definition: accurately fitted; level

Usage: the window frame isn't quite true

Main entry: true

Definition: devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

Usage: true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them

Main entry: true, on-key

Definition: in tune; accurate in pitch

Usage: a true note

Main entry: true, truthful

Definition: expressing or given to expressing the truth

Usage: a true statement; gave truthful testimony; a truthful person

Main entry: lawful, true, rightful

Definition: having a legally established claim

Usage: the legitimate heir; the true and lawful king

Main entry: true

Definition: determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

Usage: true north is geographic north

Main entry: true

Definition: rightly so called

Usage: true courage; a spirit which true men have always admired; a true friend

Main entry: unfeigned, true, genuine

Definition: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

Usage: genuine emotion; her interest in people was unfeigned; true grief

Main entry: true

Definition: consistent with fact or reality; not false

Usage: the story is true; it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true- B. Russell; the true meaning of the statement

Main entry: dependable, honest, true, reliable

Definition: worthy of being depended on

Usage: a dependable worker; an honest working stiff; a reliable sourcSFLe of information; he was true to his word; I would be true for there are those who trust me

Main entry: true

Definition: conforming to definitive criteria

Usage: the horseshoe crab is not a true crab; Pythagoras was the first true mathematician

Definitions for (adv) true

Main entry: true, confessedly, admittedly, avowedly

Definition: as acknowledged

Usage: true, she is the smartest in her class

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