part of speech: noun

definition 1: something said or known to be true.

  • It is a fact that water covers most of the earth’s surface.

synonyms: truth

antonyms: fiction

definition 2: something that is real or that happened or is happening.

  • It is a fact that it is raining at this very moment.

antonyms: fiction

phrase: in fact

Word History

Fact is from a Latin word that means “event” or “deed.”