Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
The film is based on a true story.
They used to guarantee housing for all workers, but that's no longer true.
The students are excited and the same holds true for their teachers.
It rains a lot in the northwest, and that is especially true of Cumbria.
Well, true, he is rich, but is he happy?
True, I suppose I've never thought about it like that.
It's true that my car cost a lot, but it's a good investment.
'They say they are spending record amounts on public education.' 'Well, that may be true, but there are still shortages of teachers.'
Lara never shows her true feelings.
The study shows that the true cost of nuclear energy is much higher than most people think.
Lynn has always been a true friend to me.
Curry was a true champion in every sense.
Nelson has a true passion for literature.
I will always be true to you.
Through the years, Doug remained true to his family.
Sadly the rumour is all too true.
He didn't show his true colours until they made him chairman.
True to form, Tony asked to borrow some more money.
The characters in this novel are so true to life.
True to his promise, Brian called me the next day.
used for saying what is really true, when this is different from what people think
used for saying that something is clearly true, even if you would prefer it not to be true
used for saying that something is definitely true
used for saying that something is still true despite what people have said or done
used before saying something that people might not want to accept, although it is true
used for emphasizing that you are telling the truth, especially when you are warning someone about something
used when talking to someone you know well, for emphasizing that what you are saying is true and they should take it seriously
used for emphasizing that what you are saying is completely true, even if it seems hard to believe or accept
an informal way of emphasizing to someone that something is not true
an informal way of telling someone that what they think is definitely not true
used for emphasizing that something is definitely not true
used for saying that you think what someone has said is not true or that you are being wrongly accused of something
an informal way of saying that something is not true, although you would be pleased if it were true
This is the British English definition of true. View American English definition of true.