1. [From Truck barter.] One who does business in the way of barter or exchange.
2. [From Truck a carriage.] One who drives a truck, or whose business is the conveyance of goods on
(Tru"cu*lence Tru"cu*len*cy) n. [L. truculentia.] The quality or state of being truculent; savageness
of manners; ferociousness.
(Tru"cu*lent) a. [L. truculentus, fr. trux, gen. trucis, wild, fierce: cf. F. truculent.]
1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous; as, the truculent inhabitants of Scythia. Ray.
2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
More or less truculent plagues.Harvey.
(Tru"cu*lent*ly), adv. In a truculent manner.
(Trudge) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trudging.] [Perhaps of Scand. origin,
and originally meaning, to walk on snowshoes; cf. dial. Sw. truga, trudja, a snowshoe, Norw. truga,
Icel. þruga.] To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily.
And trudged to Rome upon my naked feet.Dryden.
(Trudge"man) n. A truchman. [Obs.]
(True) a. [Compar. Truer ; superl. Truest.] [OE. trewe, AS. treówe faithful, true, from treów
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
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,Milton.
So faithful, love unequaled.
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
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.
True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true.