True

Definition of True

Pronunciation: trų
a.1.
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.
2.Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time.
- Sir W. Scott.
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.
Thy so true,
So faithful, love unequaled.
- Milton.
Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie.
- Herbert.
4.Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.
The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
- John i. 9.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.
- Pope.
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.
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.
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.
adv.1.In accordance with truth; truly.

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