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