Trued vs Rued - What's the difference?

trued | rued |

As verbs the difference between trued and rued

is that trued is (true) while rued is (rue).




  • (true)

  • true



  • (of a statement) Conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title= The China Governess, chapter=20
  • , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • Conforming to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.
  • * Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time
  • (logic) Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.
  • Loyal, faithful.
  • Genuine.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=(Henry Petroski), volume=100, issue=1, page=16, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= The Washington Monument , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true' obelisk,” even though it is not. A ' true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • Legitimate.
  • Accurate; following a path toward the target.
  • * {{quote-journal, year=1801, author=Mrs. Cowley
  • , title=The siege of Acre, journal=The British Critic, volume=17-18?, page=521 , passage=Whate'er the weapon, still his aim was true , Nor e'er in vain the fatal bullet flew.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2008, author=Carl Hiaasen
  • , title=The downhill lie: a hacker's return to a ruinous sport, page=188 , passage=I held my breath and struck the ball. My aim was true , but I didn't give the damn thing enough gas. It died three feet from the cup.}}
  • * 1990 , William W. S. Wei, Time Series Analysis , ISBN 0201159112, page 8:
  • Let Z_t be twice the value of a true die shown on the t-th toss.


    * false * untrue

    Derived terms

    * come true * ring true * show one's true stripes * to thine own self be true * true believer * true blue * true bug * true colors * True Cross * true daikon * true density * true frog * true-heart * true leaf * true love * true name * true north/True North * true or false/true-or-false * true seal * true stripes


  • Accurately.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [ Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.


  • Truth.
  • The state of being in alignment.
  • * 1904 , Lester Gray French, Machinery , Volume 10:
  • Some toolmakers are very careless when drilling the first hole through work that is to be bored, claiming that if the drilled hole comes out of true somewhat it can be brought true with the boring tool.
  • * 1922 , , '' in ''(Tales of the Jazz Age) :
  • She clapped her hands happily, and he thought how pretty she was really, that is, the upper part of her face—from the bridge of the nose down she was somewhat out of true .
  • * 1988 , (Lois McMaster Bujold), (Falling Free) , Baen Publishing, ISBN 0-671-65398-9, page 96:
  • The crate shifted on its pallet, out of sync now. As the lift withdrew, the crate skidded with it, dragged by friction and gravity, skewing farther and farther from true .
  • * 1994 , Bruce Palmer, How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson :
  • The strength and number of blows depends on how far out of true the shafts are.

    Derived terms

    * in true * out of true


  • To straighten.
  • He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.
  • To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.
  • We spent all night truing up the report.

    Usage notes

    * Often followed by up .

    Derived terms

    * true-up


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  • to threaten
  • Derived terms

    * (l)




  • (rue)
  • Anagrams

    * *



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) rewe, reowe, from (etyl) .


  • (archaic, or, dialectal) Sorrow; repentance; regret.
  • (archaic, or, dialectal) Pity; compassion.
  • Derived terms
    * rueful * ruth

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) , from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch rouwen, German reuen.


  • (obsolete) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.
  • (obsolete) To cause to feel sorrow or pity.
  • To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.
  • I rued the day I crossed paths with her.
  • * (rfdate) Chapman
  • I wept to see, and rued it from my heart.
  • * (rfdate) Milton
  • Thy will chose freely what it now so justly rues .
  • (archaic) To feel compassion or pity.
  • * Late 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  • Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte
  • * (rfdate) Ridley
  • which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them
  • (archaic) To feel sorrow or regret.
  • * (rfdate) Tennyson
  • Old year, we'll dearly rue for you.
    Usage notes
    Most frequently used in the collocation “rue the day”.

    Etymology 3

    (wikipedia rue) From (etyl) ruwe, (etyl) rue (> modern French rue), from (etyl) . Compare (rude).


    (en noun)
  • Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta , especially the herb , formerly used in medicines.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.2:
  • But th'aged Nourse, her calling to her bowre, / Had gathered Rew , and Savine, and the flowre / Of Camphora, and Calamint, and Dill [...].
  • * c. 1600 , (William Shakespeare), , (Ophelia):
  • There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue''' for you; and here’s some for me: we may call it herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your ' rue with a difference.
    * garden rue * herb of grace
    Derived terms
    * goat's rue * rue anemone * Syrian rue * wall rue



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