Hypertext Webster Gateway: "truth"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

Used in various senses in Scripture. In Prov. 12:17, 19, it
denotes that which is opposed to falsehood. In Isa. 59:14, 15,
Jer. 7:28, it means fidelity or truthfulness. The doctrine of
Christ is called "the truth of the gospel" (Gal. 2:5), "the
truth" (2 Tim. 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the
way, and the truth" (John 14:6).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Truth \Truth\, n.; pl. {Truths}. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe,
AS. tre['o]w?. See {True}; cf. {Troth}, {Betroth}.]
1. The quality or being true; as:
(a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with
that which is, or has been; or shall be.
(b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence
with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the

Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of
the ironwork. --Mortimer.
(c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.

Alas! they had been friends in youth, But
whispering tongues can poison truth.
(d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from
falsehood; veracity.

If this will not suffice, it must appear That
malice bears down truth. --Shak.

2. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or
subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of
things; fact; verity; reality.

Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor.
--Zech. viii.

I long to know the truth here of at large. --Shak.

The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a
legitimate deduction from all the facts which are
truly material. --Coleridge.

3. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or
proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the
like; as, the great truths of morals.

Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth. --2
Cor. vii. 14.

4. Righteousness; true religion.

Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17.

Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.
--John xvii.

{In truth}, in reality; in fact.

{Of a truth}, in reality; certainly.

{To do truth}, to practice what God commands.

He that doeth truth cometh to the light. --John iii.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Truth \Truth\, v. t.
To assert as true; to declare. [R.]

Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have
truthed it heaven. --Ford.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth";
"the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
2: conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth
of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the
blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for
the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his
search for eternal verities" [syn: {the true}, {verity}]
[ant: {falsity}]
3: a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of
answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe
it" [syn: {true statement}] [ant: {falsehood}]
4: the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value; "he
was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the
lawyer questioned the truth of my account" [syn: {accuracy}]
[ant: {inaccuracy}]
5: United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from
slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of
slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883) [syn: {Truth},
{Sojourner Truth}]

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