Meaning of TRUTH in English


— truthless , adj. — truthlessness , n.

/troohth/ , n. , pl. truths /troohdhz, troohths/ .

1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.

3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.

4. the state or character of being true.

5. actuality or actual existence.

6. an obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude.

7. honesty; integrity; truthfulness.

8. ( often cap. ) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life.

9. agreement with a standard or original.

10. accuracy, as of position or adjustment.

11. Archaic. fidelity or constancy.

12. in truth , in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.

[ bef. 900; ME treuthe, OE treowth (c. ON tryggth faith). See TRUE, -TH 1 ]

Syn. 1. fact. 2. veracity. 7. sincerity, candor, frankness. 10. precision, exactness.

Ant. 1. falsehood. 2, 4, 7 . falsity.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .