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True appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Two tried and true tridents

True appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Poseur, taster, germ: Adam regrets a true sop.
  • Traci, saboteur traps add a spar true to basic art.
  • No evil sets a true craft so lost farceur tastes live on.
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The word TRUE can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Usage statistics for the adjective true:

spoken English49.03%written English50.97% conversational speech49.01%task-oriented speech50.99% imaginative writing52.89%informational writing47.11%
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The word true is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective true

What does true mean as an attribute of a noun?

True is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: truer | truest

  1. consistent with fact or reality; not false
  2. accurately placed or thrown
  3. devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth
    • example: true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them
    • similar: faithful
  4. expressing or given to expressing the truth
  5. conforming to definitive criteria
    • examples: the horseshoe crab is not a true crab | Pythagoras was the first true mathematician
    • similar: typical
  6. worthy of being depended on
    • examples: he was true to his word | I would be true for there are those who trust me
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of true: dependable / honest / reliable
    • similar: trustworthy / trusty
  7. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    • example: true grief
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of true: genuine / unfeigned
    • similar: sincere
  8. rightly so called
    • examples: true courage | a spirit which true men have always admired | a true friend
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: real
  9. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles
    • example: true north is geographic north
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: geographic / geographical
  10. having a legally established claim
    • example: the true and lawful king
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of true: lawful / rightful
    • similar: legitimate
  11. in tune; accurate in pitch
  12. accurately fitted; level
    • example: the window frame isn't quite true
    • synonym of true: straight
    • similar: even

Alternative definition of the adjective true


  1. [context: of a statement] conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.
  2. [logic] A state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.
  3. Loyal, faithful.
  4. See Genuine.
  5. See Legitimate.
  6. (of an aim or missile in archery, shooting, golf, etc.) Accurate; following a path toward the target.

Definition of the adverb true

What does true mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. as acknowledged

Alternative definition of the adverb true


  1. [context: of shooting, throwing etc] accurately

Definition of the noun true

What does true mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: trues

  1. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • example: out of true
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: alignment = the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines

Alternative definition of the noun true


  1. See Truth.
  2. The state of being in alignment.

Definition of the verb true

What does true mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: trued | truing / trueing (less preferred form) | trues

  1. make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    • example: true up the cylinder of an engine
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of true: true up
    • more generic terms: adjust / align / aline / line up = place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

Alternative definition of the verb true


  1. To straighten.
  2. To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.


Who is True?

TRUE is a musician, musical artist, lyricist.

Phrases with True

Phrases starting with the word True:

  1. true to
  2. true up
  3. True-Up
  4. true bug
  5. true cat
  6. true fir
  7. true rib
  8. true bill
  9. True Blue
  10. True Bugs
  11. True Cods
  12. true frog
  13. True Leaf

Phrases ending with the word True:

  1. In True
  2. the true
  3. Came True
  4. Come True
  5. Held True
  6. hold true
  7. ring true

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for True

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Google previewDirty Laundry (2012)

Coloreds and Whites by Lavelle

Being true means understanding who your people are and how they behave at times. This means you have to stay away from the clowns, pick better places to hang out, or stay home in order to enjoy what you have worked hard for.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

and one point three-quarters west variation being allowed to the left makes the true course S. J W., and the distance is fifteen miles. The second ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

true airspeed indicator — An instrument which displays the speed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (2013)

The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being by Lawless, Julia

helichrysum, true lavender, spikenard. Athlete's foot (S): Clove bud, eucalyptus, lavender (true & spike), lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, patchouli, tea tree. Baldness & hair care (S ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophical Logic (2009)

by Roy T. Cook

is a non-standard, paraconsistent logic with four truth values: true (T), false (F), both true and false (B, the truth value glut) and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena (2007)

by J Gordon Melton

True Cross revered as holy relics. Fortean Picture Library. have been made of it. In brief, if all the pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load. Yet the Gospel testifies that a single man was able to carry it ...

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Usage statistics about true

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective true:

spoken English49.03%written English50.97% conversational speech49.01%task-oriented speech50.99% imaginative writing52.89%informational writing47.11%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective true:


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Quotes about True

One plus one
is two
always not true.

Word plus word
is sentence
always not true.

You and I
are friend
always not true.

I am going
and going and
not here not true.

Look at me
I am like you
It is true. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of T1R1U1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TRUE

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