Meaning of TRUTH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtrüth ]


( plural truths ˈtrüthz, ˈtrüths)

Etymology: Middle English trewthe, from Old English trēowth fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true

Date: before 12th century


a. archaic : fidelity , constancy

b. : sincerity in action, character, and utterance



(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


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

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