Meaning of true

Definition of true

(adj) consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"
devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable source of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"
rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"
determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north"
having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"
accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true"
(adv) as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"
(noun) proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
(verb) make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"

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