truth meaning

EN[tɹuːθ] [-uːθ]
  • Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal.
  • The commonly understood opposite of truth is falsehood, which, correspondingly, can also take on a logical, factual, or ethical meaning. The concept of truth is discussed and debated in several contexts, including philosophy and religion.
  • Various theories and views of truth continue to be debated among scholars, philosophers, and theologians.

    Definition of truth in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtruthsSUF-th
    1. The state or quality of being true to someone or something.
      1. Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life. ‎
    2. (archaic) Faithfulness, fidelity.
      1. OBS A pledge of loyalty or faith.
        1. True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.
          1. The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on. ‎
        2. Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.
          1. There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice. ‎
        3. Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, model, etc.
          1. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or ‘genuine’ reality.
            1. The truth is what is. ‎
            2. Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to truth. ‎
          2. NC Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.
            1. Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence. ‎
          3. (physics, dated) Topness. (See also truth quark.).
          4. VerbSGtruthsPRtruthingPT, PPtruthed
            1. OBS VT To assert as true; to declare, to speak truthfully.
              1. Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. — Ford.
              2. 1966, You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin' — Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
          5. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • to allow a right;  to allow a claim;  to allow the truth of a proposition ‎
              • As stated, this argument assumes a form of propositional temporalism: it assumes that the proposition expressed by my sentence for A-THEORY* has different truth values relative to different times.
              • The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on. ‎
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life. ‎
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • I cannot say that there were any outright lies in the editorial, but it does play fast and loose with the truth.
              • She looked at him carefully, trying to weigh him up. Was he really telling the truth?
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -th
                  • Suffixes that form nouns from adjectives
                    • Words suffixed with -th
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    1. en truths
                    2. en truthful
                    3. en truthfulness
                    4. en truthy
                    5. en truthed
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of truth for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "truth" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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