the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
"out of true"
make level, square, balanced, or concentric
"true up the cylinder of an engine"
- true up
"the window frame isn't quite true"
accurate in pitch
"a true note"
- on key
having a legally established claim
"the legitimate heir"
"the true and lawful king"
determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles
"true north is geographic north"
rightly so called
"a spirit which true men have always admired"
"a true friend"
sincerely felt or expressed
"her interest in people was unfeigned"
worthy of being depended on
"a dependable worker"
"an honest working stiff"
"a reliable sourcSFLe of information"
"he was true to his word"
"I would be true for there are those who trust me"
conforming to definitive criteria
"the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"
"Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
expressing or given to expressing the truth
"a true statement"
"gave truthful testimony"
"a truthful person"
devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth
"true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
accurately placed or thrown
"his aim was true"
"he was dead on target"
- dead on target
consistent with fact or reality
"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"
"true, she is the smartest in her class"