Truth Truth, n.; pl. {Truths}. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe, AS. tre['o]w?. See {True}; cf. {Troth}, {Betroth}.] 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. [1913 Webster] (b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of the ironwork. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness. [1913 Webster]

Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] (d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity. [1913 Webster]

If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality. [1913 Webster]

Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor. --Zech. viii. 16. [1913 Webster]

I long to know the truth here of at large. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth. --2 Cor. vii. 14. [1913 Webster]

4. Righteousness; true religion. [1913 Webster]

Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17. [1913 Webster]

Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. --John xvii. 17. [1913 Webster]

{In truth}, in reality; in fact.

{Of a truth}, in reality; certainly.

{To do truth}, to practice what God commands. [1913 Webster]

He that doeth truth cometh to the light. --John iii. 21. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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