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Adjective: true (truer,truest)  troo
  1. 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"; "the true meaning of the statement"
  2. Accurately placed or thrown
    "his aim was true";
    - dead on target
  3. Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause, concept or truth
    "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
  4. Conforming to definitive criteria
    "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
  5. Worthy of being depended on
    "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me";
    - dependable, honest, reliable
  6. Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    "true grief";
    - genuine, unfeigned
  7. Rightly so called
    "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"
  8. Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles
    "true north is geographic north"
  9. Having a legally established claim
    "the true and lawful king";
    - lawful, rightful
  10. In tune; accurate in pitch
    "a true note";
    - on-key
  11. Accurately fitted; level
    "the window frame isn't quite true";
    - straight
  12. Expressing or given to expressing the truth
    "a true statement";
    - truthful
Adverb: true  troo
  1. As acknowledged
    "true, she is the smartest in her class";
    - admittedly, avowedly, confessedly
Noun: true  troo
  1. Proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    "out of true"
Verb: true (trued,truing, also trueing)  troo
  1. Make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    "true up the cylinder of an engine";
    - true up

Derived forms: truing, trueing, truer, trues, trued, truest

See also: accurate, actual, apodeictic, apodictic, correct, echt, even, faithful, genuine, geographic, geographical, harmonious, honest, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], legitimate, literal, real, right, sincere, straight-up [informal], sure, the true, trueness, trustable, trustworthy, trusty, truth, truthful, typical, veracious, verity

Type of: adjust, align, alignment, aline [non-standard], line up

Antonym: false

Encyclopedia: True, WI