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NOUN (5)

1. a fact that has been verified;
- Example: "at last he knew the truth"
- Example: "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

2. conformity to reality or actuality;
- Example: "they debated the truth of the proposition"
- Example: "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"
- Example: "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"
- Example: "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"
[syn: truth, the true, verity, trueness]

3. a true statement;
- Example: "he told the truth"
- Example: "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
[syn: truth, true statement]

4. the quality of being near to the true value;
- Example: "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"
- Example: "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
[syn: accuracy, truth]

5. United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883);
[syn: Truth, Sojourner Truth]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Truth \Truth\, v. t. To assert as true; to declare. [R.] [1913 Webster] Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Truth \Truth\, n.; pl. Truths. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe, AS. tre['o]w?. See True; cf. Troth, Betroth.] 1. The quality or being true; as: (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be. [1913 Webster] (b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like. [1913 Webster] Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of the ironwork. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness. [1913 Webster] Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] (d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity. [1913 Webster] If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality. [1913 Webster] Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor. --Zech. viii. 16. [1913 Webster] I long to know the truth here of at large. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 3. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals. [1913 Webster] Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth. --2 Cor. vii. 14. [1913 Webster] 4. Righteousness; true religion. [1913 Webster] Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17. [1913 Webster] Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. --John xvii. 17. [1913 Webster] In truth, in reality; in fact. Of a truth, in reality; certainly. To do truth, to practice what God commands. [1913 Webster] He that doeth truth cometh to the light. --John iii. 21. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "truth": a priori truth, absolute certainty, absolute credibility, absoluteness, accomplished fact, accuracy, actuality, actually, assurance, assuredness, authenticity, axiom, brocard, candor, certain knowledge, certainness, certainty, certitude, correctness, credibility, dead certainty, definiteness, determinacy, determinateness, dictate, dictum, fact, facts, factuality, fait accompli, formula, genuineness, golden rule, gospel, grim reality, historicity, in fact, in truth, ineluctability, inerrability, inerrancy, inevitability, infallibilism, infallibility, law, necessity, nonambiguity, noncontingency, not a dream, objective existence, positiveness, postulate, precision, predestination, predetermination, principium, principle, probatum, proposition, proved fact, reality, really, rightness, rule, self-evident truth, settled principle, sureness, surety, theorem, trueness, truism, truly, truth-loving, truth-speaking, truth-telling, truthfulness, unambiguity, unequivocalness, universal truth, univocity, unmistakableness, veraciousness, veracity, veridicality, verity