Meaning of TRUTH in English



Pronunciation: ' trüth

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural truths \ ' trü th z, ' trüths \

Etymology: Middle English trewthe, from Old English tr ē owth fidelity; akin to Old English tr ē owe faithful ― more at TRUE

Date: before 12th century

1 a archaic : FIDELITY , CONSTANCY b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance

2 a (1) : the state of being the case : FACT (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : ACTUALITY (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true < truth s of thermodynamics> c : the body of true statements and propositions

3 a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality b chiefly British : TRUE 2 c : fidelity to an original or to a standard

4 capitalized Christian Science : GOD

– in truth : in accordance with fact : ACTUALLY

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.