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In a truthful manner.


The state of being true, or the truth.


  1. Wanting truth; wanting reality.
  2. Faithless. Fuller.


The state of being truthless.


Uttering truth.


One who tells the truth.

TRU-TI-NA'TION, n. [L. trutina, a balance; trutinor, to weigh.]

The act of weighing. [Not used.] Brown.

TRUT-TA'CEOUS, a. [from L. trutta, trout.]

Pertaining to the trout; as, fish of the truttaceous genus. Dict. Nat. Hist.

TRY, v.i. [This word is from the root of Dan. trekker, to draw, or trykker, Sw. trycka, to press, to urge; trachta, to seek or strive to obtain; D. tragten, to endeavor; Dan. tragter, id. The primary sense of all these words is to strain, to use effort, to stretch forward.]

To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort; to attempt. Try to learn; try to lift a weight. The horses tried to draw the load. [These phrases give the true sense.]

TRY, v.t.

  1. To examine; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment. Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me. Shak.
  2. To experience; to have knowledge by experience of. Or try the Libyan heat, or Scythian cold. Dryden.
  3. To prove by a test; as, to try weights and measures by a standard; to try one's opinions by the divine oracles.
  4. To act upon as a test. The fire sev'n times tried this. Shak.
  5. To examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; as, causes tried in court.
  6. To essay; to attempt. Let us try advent'rous work. Milton.
  7. To purify; to refine; as, silver seven times tried.
  8. To search carefully into. Ps. xi.
  9. To use as means; as, to try remedies for a disease.
  10. To strain; as, to try the eyes; the literal sense of the word. To try on, to put on a garment to see if it fits the person. To try tallow, &c. is to melt and separate it from the membranes. To try out, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained.

TRY'GON, n. [Gr. τρυγὼν, a sort of fish.]

The name of a genus of fishes, to which the sting-ray belongs.

TRY'ING, ppr.

  1. Exerting strength; attempting.
  2. Examining by searching or comparison with a test; proving; using; straining, &c.
  3. adj. Adapted to try, or put to severe trial.


A sail used by a ship in a storm; literally the strain-sail.

TUB, n. [D. tobbe; G. zuber; Gaelie, tubag.]

  1. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, heading and hoops used for various domestic purposes, as for washing, for making cheese, &c.
  2. A state of salivation; so called because the patient was formerly sweated in a tub. [Not in use.] Shak.
  3. A certain quantity; as, a tub of tea, which is 60 pounds; a tub of camphor, from 56 to 80 pounds; a tub of vermilion, from 300 to 400 pounds. [Local.] Cyc.
  4. A wooden vessel in which vegetables are planted, for the sake of being movable and set in a house in cold weather.
  5. A small cask.

TUB, v.t.

To plant or set in a tub.


In Cornwall, a mining instrument called in other places a beele. The man who uses this tool is called tubber-man or beel-man. Cyc.

TUB'BING, ppr.

Setting in a tub.

TUB'BY, a. [from tub.]

Wanting elasticity of sound; a term in music. [1841 Addenda usage comment says Miserable.]

TUBE, n. [Fr. tube; L. tubus.]

  1. A pipe; a siphon; a canal or conduit; a hollow cylinder, either of wood, metal or glass, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes.
  2. A vessel of animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
  3. In botany, the narrow hollow part of a monopetalous corol, by which it is fixed-to the receptacle. Martyn.
  4. In artillery, an instrument of tin, used in quick firing. Cyc.

TUBE, v.t.

To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well. Journ. of Science

TUB-ED, pp.

Furnished with a tube.


In the form of a tube.

TU'BER, n.

In botany, a knob in roots, solid, with the component parts all similar. Martyn.

TU'BER-CLE, n. [Fr. tubercule, from L. tuberculum, from tuber, a bunch.]

  1. A pimple; a small push, swelling or tumor on anima bodies.
  2. A little knob, like a pimple, on plants; a little knob or rough point on the leaves of some lichens, supposed to be the fructification. Martyn.


  1. Full of knobs or pimples. Fourcroy
  2. Affected with tubercles. Journ. of Science.