English adjective: true
|1.||true consistent with fact or reality; not false|
|Samples||The story is true.|
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.
The true meaning of the statement.
|Similar||actual, apodeictic, apodictic, genuine, literal, real, sure, truthful|
|See also||correct, echt, faithful, genuine, honest, honorable, right, sincere|
|Attribute||the true, trueness, truth, verity|
|2.||true accurately placed or thrown|
|Samples||His aim was true.|
He was dead on target.
|Synonyms||dead on target|
|3.||true devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth|
|Samples||True believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them.|
|4.||true expressing or given to expressing the truth|
|Samples||A true statement.|
Gave truthful testimony.
A truthful person.
|See also||honest, honorable|
|5.||true conforming to definitive criteria|
|Samples||The horseshoe crab is not a true crab.|
Pythagoras was the first true mathematician.
|6.||true worthy of being depended on|
|Samples||A dependable worker.|
An honest working stiff.
A reliable sourcSFLe of information.
He was true to his word.
I would be true for there are those who trust me.
|Synonyms||dependable, honest, reliable|
|7.||true not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed|
Her interest in people was unfeigned.
|8.||true rightly so called|
A spirit which true men have always admired.
A true friend.
|9.||true determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles|
|Samples||True north is geographic north.|
|10.||true having a legally established claim|
|Samples||The legitimate heir.|
The true and lawful king.
|11.||true in tune; accurate in pitch|
|Samples||A true note.|
|12.||true accurately fitted; level|
|Samples||The window frame isn't quite true.|
English noun: true
|1.||true (attribute) proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment|
|Samples||Out of true.|
English adverb: true
|1.||true as acknowledged|
|Samples||True, she is the smartest in her class.|
|Synonyms||admittedly, avowedly, confessedly|
English verb: true
|1.||true (change) make level, square, balanced, or concentric|
|Samples||True up the cylinder of an engine.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||adjust, align, aline, line up|