Meaning of TRUE in English


I. adjective (~r; ~st) see: tree Date: before 12th century 1. steadfast , loyal , honest , just , truthful , 2. a. being in accordance with the actual state of affairs , conformable to an essential reality, fully realized or fulfilled , ideal , essential , being that which is the case rather than what is manifest or assumed , consistent , 3. properly so called , b. possessing the basic characters of and belonging to the same natural group as , typical , legitimate , rightful , 5. that is fitted or formed or that functions accurately, conformable to a standard or pattern ; accurate , determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles , logically necessary, narrow , strict , corrected for error, ~ness noun II. adverb Date: 14th century in accordance with fact or reality, 2. without deviation , without variation from type , III. noun Date: circa 1536 truth , reality , the quality or state of being accurate (as in alignment or adjustment), IV. transitive verb (~d; ~ing; also truing) Date: 1841 to make level, square, balanced, or concentric ; bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form

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