Nearby words

  1. trudeau, pierre elliott,
  2. trudeaumania,
  3. trudge,
  4. trudgen,
  5. trudy,
  6. true ankylosis,
  7. true anomaly,
  8. true believer,
  9. true bill,
  10. true blue

Idioms

    come true, to have the expected or hoped-for result; become a reality: She couldn't believe that her dream would ever come true.

Origin of true

before 900; Middle English trewe (adj. and adv.), Old English trēowe (adj.) loyal, trusty, honest (see trow, truce); akin to Dutch trouw, German treu, Old Norse tryggr, Gothic triggws

Related formstrue·ness, nounhalf-true, adjective

Synonym study

1. See real1.

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British Dictionary definitions for truest
Derived Formstrueness, noun

Word Origin for true

Old English triewe; related to Old Frisian triūwe, Old Saxon, Old High German triuwi loyal, Old Norse tryggr; see trow, trust

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Idioms and Phrases with truest

true

In addition to the idioms beginning with true

  • true blue
  • true colors
  • true to

also see:

  • come true
  • course of true love
  • dream come true
  • find true north
  • hold good (true)
  • ring false (true)
  • run (true) to form
  • too good to be true
  • tried and true
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