Truth

Definition of Truth

n.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.
2.Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of the ironwork.
- Mortimer.
2.That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor.
- Zech. viii. 16.
I long to know the truth here of at large.
- Shak.
The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material.
- Coleridge.
3.Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
Alas! they had been friends in youth,
But whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Coleridge.
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.
Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth.
- 2 Cor. vii. 14.
4.The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
If this will not suffice, it must appear
That malice bears down truth.
- Shak.
4.Righteousness; true religion.
Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
- John i. 17.
Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.
- John xvii. 17.
In truth
in reality; in fact.
Of a truth
in reality; certainly.
To do truth
to practice what God commands.
He that doeth truth cometh to the light.
- John iii. 21.
v. t.1.To assert as true; to declare.
Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven.
- Ford.

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