Meaning of TRUE in English


■ adjective ( ~r , ~st )

1》 in accordance with fact or reality.

↘rightly or strictly so called; genuine: ~ love.

↘real or actual.

2》 accurate or exact.

↘( ~ to ) accurately conforming to (a standard or expectation).

↘(of a note) exactly in tune.

↘(of a compass bearing) measured relative to ~ north.

↘correctly positioned or aligned; upright or level.

3》 loyal or faithful.

↘ chiefly archaic honest: all good men and ~.

■ verb ( ~s , truing or ~ing , ~d ) bring into the exact shape or position required.


come ~ actually happen or become the case.

out of ( the ) ~ not in the correct or exact shape or alignment.

~ to form (or type ) being or behaving as expected.


~ness noun


OE trēowe , trȳwe 'steadfast, loyal'; related to truce .

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