Meaning of TRUTH in English


n. (pl. truths)

1. the quality or a state of being true or truthful (doubted the truth of the statement; there may be some truth in it).

2 a what is true (tell us the whole truth; the truth is that I forgot). b what is accepted as true (one of the fundamental truths).

Phrases and idioms:

in truth literary truly, really. to tell the truth (or truth to tell) to be frank. truth drug any of various drugs supposedly able to induce a person to tell the truth. truth table a list indicating the truth or falsity of various propositions in logic etc.


truthless adj.

Etymology: OE triewth, treowth (as TRUE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.