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Definition of false:

  1. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
  2. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  3. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
  4. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
  5. Not in tune.
  6. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  7. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
  8. To betray; to falsify.
  9. To feign; to pretend to make.
  10. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
  11. To report falsely; to falsify.
  12. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.


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