Definition of truth
truthsplay \ˈtrüthz, ˈtrüths\
2a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual realityb : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics>c : the body of true statements and propositions
3a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or realityb chiefly British : true 2c : fidelity to an original or to a standard
4 capitalized, Christian Science : god
: in accordance with fact : actually
Examples of truth in a sentence
At some point you have to face the simple truth that we failed.
Their explanation was simpler but came closer to the truth.
The article explains the truth about global warming.
A reporter soon discovered the truth.
Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Her story contains a grain of truth but also lots of exaggeration.
Origin and Etymology of truth
Middle English trewthe, from Old English trēowth fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of Truth
Sojourner circa 1797–1883 American evangelist and reformer
TRUTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of truth for English Language Learners
the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
TRUTH Defined for Kids
Definition of truth for Students
1 : the body of real events or facts <He'll keep investigating until he finds the truth.>
2 : the quality or state of being true <There is no truth in what she told you.>
3 : a true or accepted statement or idea <I learned some hard truths about life.>
: in actual fact : really
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