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English adjective: real

1. real being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

SamplesReal objects.
Real people; not ghosts.
A film based on real life.
A real illness.
Real humility.
Life is real! Life is earnest!.


Similaractual, actual, documentary, factual, historical, objective

See alsoconcrete, echt, genuine, realistic, sincere

Attributerealism, reality, realness


2. real no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

SamplesThe real reason.
Real war.
A real friend.
A real woman.
Meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal.
It's time he had a real job.
It's no penny-ante job--he's making real money.

Similarproper, true


3. real not to be taken lightly

SamplesStatistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems.
To the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real.



4. real capable of being treated as fact

SamplesTangible evidence.
His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor.




5. real being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

SamplesHer actual motive.
A literal solitude like a desert.
A genuine dilemma.

Synonymsactual, genuine, literal



6. real of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation

SamplesReal prices.
Real income.
Real wages.

Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


7. real having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

SamplesThe substantial world.
A mere dream, neither substantial nor practical.
Most ponderous and substantial things.

Synonymsmaterial, substantial

See alsomaterial

Attributesolidness, substantiality, substantialness

Antonymsinsubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal

8. real (of property) fixed or immovable

SamplesReal property consists of land and buildings.



9. real coinciding with reality

SamplesPerceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception.




English noun: real

1. real (quantity) any rational or irrational number

Synonymsreal number

Broader (hypernym)complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number

Narrower (hyponym)dot product, inner product, irrational, irrational number, rational, rational number, scalar product

2. real (quantity) the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

Broader (hypernym)Brazilian monetary unit

Part holonymcentavo

3. real (possession) an old small silver Spanish coin

Broader (hypernym)coin

English adverb: real

1. real used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

SamplesShe was very gifted.
He played very well.
A really enjoyable evening.
I'm real sorry about it.
A rattling good yarn.

Synonymsrattling, really, very

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