Word of the Day: Truth

truth

noun \ˈtrüth\

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

plural truths

Full Definition of TRUTH

1a archaic :  fidelity, constancy

 b :  sincerity in action, character, and utterance
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 reality

 b :  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 reality

 b: chiefly British :  true
 c :  fidelity to an original or to a standard
4: capitalized Christian Science :  god
in truth 
Examples:

  1. Their explanation was simpler but came closer to the truth.
  2. The article explains the truth about global warming.
  3. A reporter soon discovered the truth.
  4. Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
  5. Her story contains a grain of truth but also lots of exaggeration.

Origin 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

Related to TRUTH

Synonyms
facticity, factuality, sooth, trueness, verity
Antonyms
falseness, falsity, untruth
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