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

  • Model truth: turtledom.
  • "Evil yams parcel truth to be lurid," I rule, "both turtle craps may live".
  • A tinsel sign (simple hotel truth) subsumed a mad emu’s bush turtle to help missing isles, Nita.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun truth:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun truth and its most common antonyms:

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The word truth 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 noun truth

What does truth mean as a name of something?

Truth is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • truth: truths
  • Truth: Truths

  1. a fact that has been verified
    • examples: at last he knew the truth | the truth is that he didn't want to do it
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: fact = a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • more specific terms:
      • home truth = an important truth that is unpleasant to acknowledge
      • verity = an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
  2. conformity to reality or actuality
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of truth: the true / trueness / verity
    • antonym of truth: falsity
    • more generic word: actuality = the state of actually existing objectively
    • attributes:
      • true = consistent with fact or reality
      • false = not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
  3. a true statement
    • examples: he told the truth | he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of truth: true statement
    • antonym of truth: falsehood
    • more generic word: statement = a message that is stated or declared
    • more specific terms:
  4. the quality of being near to the true value
    • example: the lawyer questioned the truth of my account
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of truth: accuracy
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:
      • exactitude / exactness = the quality of being exact
      • fidelity = accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
    • attributes:
      • accurate = conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
      • inaccurate = not accurate
  5. 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)

Alternative definition of the noun truth


  1. [archaic] The state or quality of being true to someone or something; faithfulness, fidelity.
  2. [obsolete] A pledge of loyalty or faith.
  3. Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.
  4. True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.
  5. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or ‘genuine’ reality.
  6. Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.
  7. [physics] A now-outdated term for topness. (See also truth quark.)


  1. Truth: Tristan Roake and Andre Fernandez, better known as Truth are a production duo from Christchurch, New Zealand. They first rose in late 2007 when Mala of Digital Mystikz signed their debut single The Fatman / Stolen Children for his Deep Medi Musik label. The single was described by Boomkat as "dark and immaculately executed" and was released in early 2009 as Medi13x on 12" vinyl format.
    • members:
    • genre: Dubstep
    • albums: "Revelation / Lost at Sea", "Terror Planet / Disappear", "Burglar / Dead Silence", "Amnesia / International", "The Fatman / Stolen Children", "Fatman VIP", "Evil in the Woods", "Love's Shadow", "Direct Blow / Snake", "The Emperor / Calling You Back", "Puppets", "Stranger Than Fiction EP", "Foundation", "Hollow World", "30,000 Ft", "Babylon War", "How Strange"
    • official website:
  2. Truth a.k.a. The Truth were a funk band from Melbourne, Australia, active from 1993 to 1997. Their final lineup was Nicky Bomba, Michael Caruana, Mick Girasole, Tony Kopa and Geoff Wells.

There are other groups with in their name, like Truth Is, the truth?, Truth Cell, Rebel Truth, Truth Decay, Bitter Truth, Brutal Truth, Mighty Truth, Chasing Truth, Supreme Truth, Abstract Truth, Barefoot Truth, Truth of Blood, Corrupted Truth, Distorted Truth, Moment Of Truth, The Plain Truth, The Truth Squad, Truth and Janey.


  1. "Truth" is the debut album by the Jeff Beck Group, released in 1968 in the United Kingdom on Columbia Records and in the United States on Epic Records. It introduced the talents of Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood to a larger audience, and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200.
  2. "Truth" is a song by post grunge/alternative metal band Seether. It is the third track and second single from their album Karma and Effect.
  3. "Truth" is a 2007 album by blues artist Robben Ford, notable for a well-received cover of Paul Simon's 1971 composition "One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor." "Riley B. King" is a homage to B.B. King.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Truth" is the seventh Japanese single by the South Korean rock band CNBLUE. It was released on April 23 2014. This song is from the album, Truth.
    • released on
  5. "Truth" is the twelfth studio album by Japanese Jazz fusion band T-Square, who was then known as The Square. It was released on April 1, 1987.
    • genre: Jazz fusion
    • released on (28 years ago)
  6. "Truth" is Yuna Ito's 6th single and last of 2006. This is her second single to be a part of the Nana franchise, the first being "Endless Story".
  7. "Truth" was the fifth studio album by Swedish hard rock band Talisman released on 27 December 1998 by Point Music.
    • genre: Hard rock
    • released on (16 years ago)
  8. "TRUTH" is a composition.
  9. "Truth" is the official full-length version of the demo album of the same name released by Christian rock singer and Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, two years before. This version was released by Restless Records in 2000.
  10. "Truth" is the second single released from American band Chiddy Bang. It was released in the United Kingdom on 17 May 2010 as a Digital Download and the CD Single was released the next day. The single samples Passion Pit's "Better Things" from the Chunk of Change EP that was released in 2008.
  11. "Truth" a.k.a. "Truth!" is the seventh album led by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in 1970 and released on the Prestige label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (45 years ago)
  12. "Truth" is a compilation album by Australian music group Southern Sons. The album was released only in Europe by RCA Records in November 1993 on CD and audio cassette. The album contains an assortment of tracks taken from their first two studio albums, Southern Sons and Nothing But The Truth.
    • genre: Soft rock
    • released in (22 years ago)
  13. "Truth" is a demo album released by Christian rock singer, and Stryper frontman, Michael Sweet. The album was independently produced by Sweet and released in 1998 under his own label.
  14. "Truth" is a composition.
  15. "Truth" is a musical album of Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, The Chico Hamilton Quintet.
    • released in (56 years ago)
  16. "Truth" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  17. "Truth" is a 2006 album of Yuna Ito.
  18. "TRUTH" is a composition.
  19. "TRUTH" is a musical single of Daizystripper.
    • released on (6 years ago)


  1. "Truth" is an award-winning 2009 crime fiction novel written by Peter Temple. The novel is a sequel to Temple's 2005 novel The Broken Shore, and won the Miles Franklin Award in 2010.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Crime Fiction
    • released in (6 years ago)
  2. "Truth" is a book by Robin Wasserman.
    • also known as "Truth (Chasing Yesterday)"
    • character: J.D.
    • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
    • subjects: Memory, Adventure


  1. "Truth" a.k.a. "Nijam" is a Telugu film released in 2003, starring Mahesh Babu and Rakshita in lead roles. Teja directed this film. Mahesh Babu and Rameshwari won the Nandi Awards in Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories respectively. The film was also dubbed into Tamil as Nijam. The film was dubbed as Meri Adalat in Hindi and remade as Arjuna in Oriya Staring Anubhab Mohanty And Gargi Mohanty.
  2. "Truth": A suspenseful, psychological thriller, “Truth” exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the internet, Caleb meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy, and soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side. A sudden turn of events finds Jeremy held captive, until Caleb’s quest for the truth be revealed.
  3. "Truth": An estranged couple on a weekend retreat are pushed further apart when the wife, Becca, becomes romantically fascinated with the journal of the cabin's long-dead former owner. When the ghost of the old owner appears and reciprocates Becca's feelings, the web of betrayals and untruths between Becca and her husband begins to unravel.
  4. "Truth" is a short film, directed by Alexandria Magik Rice.


  1. Truth a.k.a. is an anti-tobacco company campaign in the United States. Created in 1998, the campaign is run by the American Legacy Foundation, which was founded under the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement, between the U.S. tobacco companies and 46 U.S. states and five territories. uses web, print and television to promote its message.
  2. Truth: For the religious magazine see Truth Magazine Truth Magazine was both a weekly magazine and a monthly reader published from the 1800s to the 1900s in the United States. Its subtitle was "The Brightest of Weeklies".
  3. Truth was a British periodical publication founded by the diplomat and Liberal politician Henry Labouchère, the first issue was published on 4 January 1877. Labouchère founded the periodical after he left a virtual rival publication, The World. Truth was known for its exposures of many kinds of frauds, and was at the centre of several civil lawsuits. Although Labouchère himself contributed to Truth, it was for the most part controlled by Horace Voules in its early days.
  4. Truth is the seventh Japanese mini-album by the South Korean rock band CNBLUE. It was released on April 23, 2014.
  5. Truth is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

Phrases with Truth

Phrases starting with the word Truth:

  1. truth drug
  2. truth quark
  3. truth serum
  4. Truth table
  5. Truth value
  6. Truth Be Told
  7. Truth or Dare
  8. Truth function
  9. Truth Will Out

Phrases ending with the word Truth:

  1. in truth
  2. half-truth
  3. home truth
  4. First truth
  5. gospel truth
  6. Ring of Truth
  7. supreme truth
  8. Bend the Truth
  9. Bent the Truth
  10. Tell the Truth
  11. Kernel of Truth

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Truth

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Google previewTruth Is a Bright Star (2001)

by Joan Price


Google previewBeing and Meaning (2002)

Reality and Language in Bhartṛhari and Heidegger by Sebastian Alackapally

Truth is a central theme within the context of Heidegger's project to retrieve the question of Being and to lay a foundation...

"Truth in the traditional sense is defined as adaequatio rei et intellectus (truth is the correspondence, the conformity, between the...

Google previewLaw and Semiotics (2012)

by Roberta Kevelson

Truth, in the Realists' Creed is an instrument -- an instrumental sign -- which is multidimensional: truth is a stage in the ongoing process toward more...

Google previewHistory and Truth in Hegel's Phenomenology (1979)

by Merold Westphal

"The Truth is the Whole" as Hermeneutical Guide In view of the scope and boldness of the phenomenological task as described in the Introduction and Preface it is surprising that Hegel's book should be as short as it is. It is, nevertheless, a ...

Google previewThe Question of Theological Truth (2012)

Philosophical and Interreligious Perspectives by Frederiek Depoortere, Magdalen Lambkin

Michael Purcell Introduction Truth is a many-splendoured thing, but dialoguing about truth is fraught with difficulties,

Discoursing truth is the employ of certain wits "though there be not so much blood in them, as was in those of the ancients.

Google previewThe Standard (1908)

Again, truth means agreement of thought and expression, and here it stands for sincerity. How black insincerity may be, and what tragedy it may bring forth, the kiss whereby Judas betrayed Jesus attests. Still again, truth means agreement of ...

Google previewActs Of Faith (2012)

Daily Meditations for People of Colour by Iyanla Vanzant

Ashanti proverb The truth is that we start from a position of success. No matter what happens, no matter what the appearance, we are always successful. The truth is that we have lessons to learn through our experiences. What appears as a ...

Google previewInvented Eden (2003)

The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday by Robin Hemley

Truth is that thing which, when told, makes those on our team look good, and inspires them to greater efforts, and...

better than we are already doing, which by the way is fine, we are doing fine, truth is the wind in our sails that blows only for us.

Google previewThe Heart of Compassion (2007)

The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva by Dilgo Khyentse

The First Noble Truth is that there is suffering, and it should be recognized. The Second Noble Truth is that suffering has a cause, which therefore needs to be given up. That cause is the kleshas, the negative emotions or afflicting mental ...

Google previewBuddhism in America (2012)

by Richard Hughes Seager

The First Noble Truth is that life is characterized by dukkha, a term translated as suffering, unsatisfactoriness, stress, or more colloquially, “being out of joint.” Dukkha conveys the essential quality of life in samsara. It means personal physical ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

TRUTH (enemy-che, Sat) trueness, in oppofition of falsity; certainty, fidelity, faithfulness. Merapbysiml TRUTH, is the conformity of the things with the divine understanding. Logical TRUTH, is the consormity os the thing with the idea itself. This is ...

Google previewDictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

A Cyclopædia of Quotations from the Literature of All Ages by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert

Truth does not require your painting, brother ; it is itself beauty. Unfold it, and men will be captivated. Take your brush to set off the rainbow, or give a new tinge of splendor to the setting sun, but keep it away from the " Rose of Sharon and the ...

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Quotes about Truth

The truth is still i love you
The truth is you still love me

The truth is i hate you deep inside
The truth is you hate me deep inside

The truth is i hate everybady
The truth is everybody hates me

The truth is.......... (Crystal Chandler)
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Scrabble value of T1R1U1T1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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