Definition of true adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//truː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//truː//
    (old-fashioned or literary)
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  1. 1in a direct line The arrow flew straight and true to the target. He shot true.
  2. correctly
  3. 2speak true to tell the truth He had spoken truer than he knew.
  4. Word OriginOld English trēowe, trȳwe ‘steadfast, loyal’; related to Dutch getrouw, German treu, also to truce.Word Familytrue adjective (untrue)truth nountruthful adjective (untruthful)truthfully adverbtruly adverb
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: true