Truth n.; pl. Truths
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. 16.
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. 14.
4. Righteousness; true religion.
Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17.
Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. --John xvii. 17.
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. 21.