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NOUN (1)

1. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment;
- Example: "out of true"


VERB (1)

1. make level, square, balanced, or concentric;
- Example: "true up the cylinder of an engine"
[syn: true, true up]


ADJECTIVE (12)

1. consistent with fact or reality; not false;
- Example: "the story is true"
- Example: "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell
- Example: "the true meaning of the statement"

2. accurately placed or thrown;
- Example: "his aim was true"
- Example: "he was dead on target"
[syn: true, dead on target]

3. devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth;
- Example: "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

4. expressing or given to expressing the truth;
- Example: "a true statement"
- Example: "gave truthful testimony"
- Example: "a truthful person"
[syn: truthful, true]

5. conforming to definitive criteria;
- Example: "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"
- Example: "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

6. worthy of being depended on;
- Example: "a dependable worker"
- Example: "an honest working stiff"
- Example: "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"
- Example: "he was true to his word"
- Example: "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
[syn: dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)]

7. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;
- Example: "genuine emotion"
- Example: "her interest in people was unfeigned"
- Example: "true grief"
[syn: genuine, true(a), unfeigned]

8. rightly so called;
- Example: "true courage"
- Example: "a spirit which true men have always admired"
- Example: "a true friend"

9. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles;
- Example: "true north is geographic north"

10. having a legally established claim;
- Example: "the legitimate heir"
- Example: "the true and lawful king"
[syn: true(a), lawful, rightful(a)]

11. in tune; accurate in pitch;
- Example: "a true note"
[syn: on-key, true]

12. accurately fitted; level;
- Example: "the window frame isn't quite true"
[syn: true, straight]


ADVERB (1)

1. as acknowledged;
- Example: "true, she is the smartest in her class"
[syn: true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

True \True\ (tr[udd]), a. [Compar. Truer (tr[udd]"[~e]r); superl. Truest.] [OE. trewe, AS. tre['o]we faithful, true, from tre['o]w fidelity, faith, troth; akin to OFries. triuwe, adj., treuwa, n., OS. triuwi, adj., trewa, n., D. trouw, adj. & n., G. treu, adj., treue, n., OHG. gitriuwi, adj., triuwa, n., Icel. tryggr, adj., Dan. tro, adj. & n., Sw. trogen, adj., tro, n., Goth. triggws, adj., triggwa, n., trauan to trust, OPruss druwis faith. Cf. Trow, Trust, Truth.] [1913 Webster] 1. Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts. [1913 Webster] 2. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original. [1913 Webster] Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge. [1913 Webster] Thy so true, So faithful, love unequaled. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 4. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian. [1913 Webster] The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. --John i. 9. [1913 Webster] True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. (Biol.) Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Note: True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true. [1913 Webster] Out of true, varying from correct mechanical form, alignment, adjustment, etc.; -- said of a wall that is not perpendicular, of a wheel whose circumference is not in the same plane, and the like. [Colloq.] A true bill (Law), a bill of indictment which is returned by the grand jury so indorsed, signifying that the charges to be true. True time. See under Time. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

True \True\, adv. In accordance with truth; truly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

true adv 1: as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class" [syn: true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly] adj 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"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement" [ant: false] 2: accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target" [syn: true, dead on target] 3: devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them" 4: expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person" [syn: truthful, true] [ant: untruthful] 5: conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician" 6: worthy of being depended on; "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" [syn: dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)] 7: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief" [syn: genuine, true(a), unfeigned] 8: rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend" 9: determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north" 10: having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king" [syn: true(a), lawful, rightful(a)] 11: in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note" [syn: on-key, true] 12: accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true" [syn: true, straight] n 1: proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true" v 1: make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine" [syn: true, true up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

298 Moby Thesaurus words for "true": Christian, absolute, acceptable, accepted, accommodate, accord, accurate, accurately, active, actual, adapt, adjust, adjust to, apodictic, applicable, appropriate, approved, ardent, arrowlike, ascertained, assimilate, attested, attune, authentic, authenticated, authoritative, be realized, befitting, bona fide, bound, candidly, canonical, careful, categorically true, certain, certified, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, come to pass, come true, committed, compliant, conclusive, confirmed, conforming, conscientious, consistent, constant, conventional, coordinate, correct, correctly, corroborated, creditable, customary, cut to, de facto, dead straight, decisive, dedicated, definite, demonstrated, dependable, desired, determinate, determined, devoted, devout, direct, documentary, duteous, dutiful, effectual, equalize, established, estimable, evangelical, even, exact, exactly, expressive, factual, faithful, faithworthy, fast, finicky, firm, fit, fitting, fix, fixed, flat, flinty, for real, frankly, fussy, gear to, genuine, happen, harmonize, high-principled, historical, homologate, homologize, honest, honest-to-God, honestly, honorable, horizontal, immovable, in a line, incorruptible, indicative, indubitable, ineluctable, inevitable, inflexible, inviolable, just, key to, kosher, lawful, legal, legitimate, level, liege, linear, literal, loyal, make plumb, make uniform, marble-constant, mathematical, meaningful, measure, meticulous, mindful, natural, necessary, normal, not in error, objectively true, observant, occur, of the faith, orthodox, orthodoxical, overnice, perfectly sure, place, positive, practicing, precise, predestined, predetermined, proper, proportion, proved, proven, punctilious, punctual, put in tune, real, realistic, received, reconcile, rectify, rectilineal, rectilinear, regardful, regular, regulate, reliable, resolute, responsible, right, right-minded, rightful, ruler-straight, scriptural, scrupulous, set, set right, settled, significant, similarize, sincere, sincerely, smooth, sot, sound, stable, standard, staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, straight, straight-cut, straight-front, straight-side, straightforwardly, streamlined, strict, substantial, substantiated, suggestive, suitable, sure, sure-enough, sync, synchronize, tailor, take, tested, textual, to be trusted, traditional, traditionalistic, tried, tried and true, trim to, true as gospel, true up, true-blue, true-meaning, true-speaking, true-tongued, truehearted, truly, trustable, trustworthy, trusty, truth-bearing, truth-declaring, truth-desiring, truth-filled, truth-guarding, truth-loving, truth-passing, truth-speaking, truth-telling, truthful, truthfully, tune, typical, unadulterated, unambiguous, unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, unconfuted, uncurved, undeflectable, undeflected, undeniable, undenied, undesigning, undeviating, undissembled, undistorted, undoubted, unequivocal, unerring, unerroneous, unfailing, unfallacious, unfalse, unfeigned, unflappable, uninterrupted, univocal, unmistakable, unmistaken, unperfidious, unquestionable, unrefuted, unshaken, unswerving, untreacherous, unturned, unvarnished, unwavering, unyielding, upright, valid, validated, veracious, veridical, verifiable, verified, veritable, vertical, very, whole-hearted, worthy