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Truth - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
[n] a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
[n] a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
[n] 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)
[n] conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

Synonyms

accuracy - (4 syllables), Sojourner Truth - (4 syllables), the true - (2 syllables), true statement - (3 syllables), verity - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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. (b) 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. (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness. Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge. (d) 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.
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. 1
6. 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. 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. 1
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4. Righteousness; true religion. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 1
7. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. --John xvii. 1
7. {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. 2
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\Truth\, v. t. To assert as true; to declare. [R.] Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. --Ford.

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