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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  True  \True\  (tr[=oo]),  a.  (Biol.) 
  Genuine;  real;  not  deviating  from  the  essential  characters  of 
  a  class;  as  a  lizard  is  a  true  reptile;  a  whale  is  a  true, 
  but  not  a  typical,  mammal. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  True  \True\,  adv 
  In  accordance  with  truth;  truly.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  True  \True\,  a.  [Compar.  {Truer};  superl.  {Truest}.]  [OE.  trewe, 
  AS  tre['o]we  faithful,  true,  from  tre['o]w  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},  {Trust},  {Truth}.] 
  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  the 
  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,  So  faithful,  love  unequaled.  --Milton. 
  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  true  Christian. 
  The  true  light  which  lighteth  every  man  that  cometh 
  into  the  world.  --John  i.  9. 
  True  ease  in  writing  comes  from  art,  not  chance. 
  Note:  True  is  sometimes  used  elliptically  for  It  is  true. 
  {Out  of  true},  varying  from  correct  mechanical  form 
  alignment,  adjustment,  etc.;  --  said  of  a  wall  that  is  not 
  perpendicular,  of  a  wheel  whose  circumference  is  not  in 
  the  same  plane,  and  the  like  [Colloq.] 
  {A  true  bill}  (Law),  a  bill  of  indictment  which  is  returned 
  by  the  grand  jury  so  indorsed,  signifying  that  the  charges 
  to  be  true. 
  {True  time}.  See  under  {Time}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  consistent  with  fact  or  reality;  not  false;  "the  story  is 
  true";  "it  is  undesirable  to  believe  a  proposition 
  when  there  is  no  ground  whatever  for  supposing  it 
  true"-  B.  Russell;  "the  true  meaning  of  the  statement" 
  [ant:  {false}] 
  2:  not  synthetic  or  spurious;  of  real  or  natural  origin;  "real 
  mink";  "true  gold"  [syn:  {real}] 
  3:  accurately  placed  or  thrown;  "his  aim  was  true";  "he  was 
  dead  on  target"  [syn:  {dead  on  target}] 
  4:  devoted  (sometimes  fanatically)  to  a  cause  or  concept  of 
  truth;  "true  believers  bonded  together  against  all  who 
  disagreed  with  them" 
  5:  (used  of  persons)  dependable  in  devotion  or  allegiance  or 
  affection;  "a  faithful  old  dog";  "a  faithful  friend"; 
  "fast  friends";  "a  loyal  companion";  "she  proved  a  true 
  friend";  "a  lover  absolutely  true  in  act  and  word  and 
  thought"-  H.O.Taylor  [syn:  {faithful},  {fast(a)},  {loyal}] 
  6:  expressing  or  given  to  expressing  the  truth;  "a  true 
  statement";  "gave  truthful  testimony";  "a  truthful  person" 
  [syn:  {truthful}]  [ant:  {untruthful}] 
  7:  (biology)  conforming  to  the  definitive  criteria  of  a  natural 
  group  "the  horseshoe  crab  is  not  a  true  (or  typical) 
  8:  worthy  of  being  depended  on  "a  dependable  worker";  "an 
  honest  working  stiff";  "a  reliable  source  of  information"; 
  "he  was  true  to  his  word";  "I  would  be  true  for  there  are 
  those  who  trust  me"  [syn:  {dependable},  {honest},  {reliable}, 
  9:  not  pretended;  sincerely  felt  or  expressed;  "genuine 
  emotion";  "her  interest  in  people  was  unfeigned";  "true 
  grief"  [syn:  {genuine},  {true(a)},  {unfeigned}] 
  10:  rightly  so  called  "true  courage";  "a  spirit  which  true  men 
  have  always  admired";  "a  true  friend"  [syn:  {true(a)}] 
  11:  determined  with  reference  to  the  earth's  axis  rather  than 
  the  magnetic  poles;  "true  north  is  geographic  north" 
  [syn:  {true(a)}] 
  12:  having  a  legally  established  claim;  "the  legitimate  heir"; 
  "the  true  and  lawful  king"  [syn:  {true(a)},  {lawful},  {rightful(a)}] 
  13:  in  tune;  accurate  in  pitch;  "a  true  note"  [syn:  {on-key}] 
  14:  sexually  faithful;  "remained  true  to  his  wife"  [syn:  {true 
  15:  accurately  fitted;  level;  "the  window  frame  isn't  quite 
  true"  [syn:  {straight}] 
  16:  reliable  as  a  basis  for  action  "a  true  prophesy" 
  n  :  the  property  possessed  by  something  that  is  in  correct  or 
  proper  alignment:  "out  of  true" 
  adv  :  as  acknowledged;  "true,  she  is  the  smartest  in  her  class" 
  [syn:  {admittedly},  {avowedly},  {confessedly}] 
  v  :  make  level,  square,  balanced,  or  concentric;  "true  up  the 
  cylinder  of  an  engine"  [syn:  {true  up}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  True,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25988 

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