fact Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "fact" - English Dictionary

See all translations

factnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /fækt/
A2 something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information: No decision will be made until we know all the facts. I don't know all the facts about the case. I'm not angry that you took my car - it's just the fact that you didn't ask me first. He knew for a fact that Natalie was lying. It's sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction.as a matter of fact B1 (also in (actual) fact) used to add emphasis to what you are saying, or to show that it is the opposite of or different from what went before: I don't work. In fact, I've never had a job. "Have you always lived here?" "As a matter of fact (= the truth is) I've only lived here for the last three years."a fact of life something unpleasant that cannot be avoided: Going bald is just a fact of life.facts and figures exact detailed information: We are getting some facts and figures together and we will then have a full board meeting.the facts of life details about sexual activity and the way that babies are born
More examples
(Definition of fact from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fact?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fact” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More