(b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the
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,Coleridge.
But whispering tongues can poison truth.
(d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
If this will not suffice, it must appearShak.
That malice bears down truth.
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
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
He that doeth truth cometh to the light.John iii. 21.
(Truth), v. t. To assert as true; to declare. [R.]
Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven.Ford.
(Truth"ful) a. Full of truth; veracious; reliable. Truth"ful*ly, adv. Truth"ful*ness, n.
(Truth"less), a. Devoid of truth; dishonest; dishonest; spurious; faithless. Truth"less*ness, n.
(Truth"-lov`er) n. One who loves the truth.
Truth-lover was our English Duke.Tennyson.
(Truth"ness), n. Truth. [Obs. & R.] Marston.
(Truth"-tell`er) n. One who tells the truth.
Truth-teller was our England's Alfred named.Tennyson.
(Truth"y) a. Truthful; likely; probable. [R.] "A more truthy import." W. G. Palgrave.