Found 2 items, similar to truer.
English → English
adj 1: consistent with fact or reality; not false; “the story is
; “it is undesirable to believe a proposition
when there is no ground whatever for supposing it
- B. Russell; “the true meaning of the statement”
2: not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; “real
; “true gold”
3: conforming to definitive criteria; “the horseshoe crab is
not a true crab”
; “Pythagoras was the first true
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
; “gave truthful testimony”
; “a truthful person”
] [ant: untruthful
7: worthy of being depended on; “a dependable worker”
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”
8: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; “genuine
; “her interest in people was unfeigned”
9: rightly so called; “true courage”
; “a spirit which true men
have always admired”
; “a true friend”
10: determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than
the magnetic poles; “true north is geographic north”
11: having a legally established claim; “the legitimate heir”
“the true and lawful king”
12: in tune; accurate in pitch; “a true note”
13: accurately fitted; level; “the window frame isn't quite
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”
v : make level, square, balanced, or concentric; “true up the
cylinder of an engine”
[syn: true up
English → English
(tr[udd]), a. [Compar. Truer
.] [OE. trewe, AS. tre['o]we faithful, true,
from tre['o]w fidelity, faith, troth; akin to OFries. triuwe,
adj., treuwa, n., OS. triuwi, adj., trewa, n., D. trouw, adj.
& n., G. treu, adj., treue, n., OHG. gitriuwi, adj., triuwa,
n., Icel. tryggr, adj., Dan. tro, adj. & n., Sw. trogen,
adj., tro, n., Goth. triggws, adj., triggwa, n., trauan to
trust, OPruss druwis faith. Cf. Trow
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
Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time. --Sir
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.
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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Note: True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true.
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. [Colloq.]
A true bill
(Law), a bill of indictment which is returned
by the grand jury so indorsed, signifying that the charges
to be true.
. See under Time