1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: false so actual factual sure apodictic correct honest sincere genuine faithful truth
2. [ adjective ] not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin
Synonyms: real

"real mink" "true gold"

Related terms: genuine
3. [ adjective ] accurately placed or thrown
Synonyms: dead_on_target

"his aim was true" "he was dead on target"

Related terms: accurate
4. [ adjective ] devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

"true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

Related terms: faithful
5. [ adverb ] as acknowledged
Synonyms: admittedly confessedly avowedly

"true, she is the smartest in her class"

6. [ adjective ] (used of persons) dependable in devotion or allegiance or affection
Synonyms: fast loyal faithful

"a faithful old dog" "a faithful friend" "fast friends" "a loyal companion" "she proved a true friend" "a lover absolutely true in act and word and thought"- H.O.Taylor

Related terms: constant
7. [ adjective ] conforming to definitive criteria

"the horseshoe crab is not a true crab" "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

Related terms: typical
8. [ adjective ] worthy of being depended on
Synonyms: honest reliable dependable

"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"

Related terms: trustworthy
9. [ adjective ] (music) in tune; accurate in pitch
Synonyms: on-key

"a true note"

Related terms: harmonious
10. [ adjective ] expressing or given to expressing the truth
Synonyms: truthful

"a true statement" "gave truthful testimony" "a truthful person"

Related terms: untruthful veracious honest
11. [ adjective ] reliable as a basis for action

"a true prophesy"

Related terms: reliable
12. [ verb ] make level, square, balanced, or concentric
Synonyms: true_up

"true up the cylinder of an engine"

Related terms: align
13. [ adjective ] determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

"true north is geographic north"

Related terms: geographic
14. [ adjective ] having a legally established claim
Synonyms: rightful lawful

"the legitimate heir" "the true and lawful king"

Related terms: legitimate
15. [ adjective ] rightly so called

"true courage" "a spirit which true men have always admired" "a true friend"

Related terms: real
16. [ adjective ] not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
Synonyms: genuine unfeigned

"genuine emotion" "her interest in people was unfeigned" "true grief"

Related terms: sincere
17. [ adjective ] (sexuality) sexually faithful
Synonyms: true_to

"she was true to her significant other"

Related terms: faithful faithful
18. [ adjective ] accurately fitted; level
Synonyms: straight

"the window frame isn't quite true"

Related terms: even
19. [ adjective ] in tune; accurate in pitch
Synonyms: on-key

"a true note"

Related terms: harmonious
20. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3521
21. [ noun ] proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

: "out of true"

Related terms: alignment
Similar spelling:   trey