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Definitions of true:

  • noun:   proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    Example: "Out of true"
  • verb:   make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    Example: "True up the cylinder of an engine"
  • adjective:   consistent with fact or reality; not false
    Example: "The story is true"
  • adjective:   conforming to definitive criteria
    Example: "The horseshoe crab is not a true crab"
  • adjective:   accurately placed or thrown
    Example: "His aim was true"
  • adjective:   reliable as a basis for action
    Example: "A true prophesy"
  • adjective:   accurately fitted; level
    Example: "The window frame isn't quite true"
  • adjective:   devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth
    Example: "True believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
  • adjective:   expressing or given to expressing the truth
    Example: "A true statement"
  • adjective:   not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin
    Example: "True gold"
  • adjective:   in tune; accurate in pitch
    Example: "A true note"
  • adverb:   as acknowledged
    Example: "True, she is the smartest in her class"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3521)


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