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Definition of "true" []

  • Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous. See Synonyms at real1. See Usage Note at fact. (adjective)
  • Truthful. (adjective)
  • Real; genuine. See Synonyms at authentic. (adjective)
  • Reliable; accurate: a true prophecy. (adjective)
  • Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal. See Synonyms at faithful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "true" in a sentence
  • "Method, in whichever light we may choose to view them, that so far from being the best or the only true Method or Process of intellectual investigation, the Inductive is far inferior to the _true Deductive_"
  • "In the following figure, P is the pole of the earth; E the pole of the ecliptic; L the pole of the lunar orbit; V the mean position of the pole of the vortex at the time; the angle  ♈ EL the true longitude of the pole of the lunar orbit, equal to the _true_ longitude of the ascending node"
  • "All these forces had helped to make the doctrine of illicit love acceptable in these early days of the Anti-christ reign, so that it was only among the little gatherings of true Believers, that marriage was sanctified into the sacrament it had been in the _good, true_ old days."