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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 True a. [Compar. Truer superl. Truest.]
 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 original.
    Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time.   --Sir W. Scott.
 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.   --Pope.
 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.
 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.
 True time. See under Time.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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
      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,
      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]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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