Meaning of “true” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /truː/

A2 based on facts and not imagined:

a true story
[ + (that) ] Is it true that Martin and Sue are getting married?
→ Opposite untrue

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REAL [ always before noun ]

B1 real:

a true friend
true love
come true

B1 If a dream or hope comes true, it really happens:

I always dreamt of winning money but I never thought it would come true.
be true to sb/sth

to be loyal and sincere even in a difficult situation:

It's important to be true to your principles.

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(Definition of “true” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)