the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
Full Definition of TRUTH
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
- 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 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