English adjective: real
|1.||real being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory|
Real people; not ghosts.
A film based on real life.
A real illness.
Life is real! Life is earnest!.
|Similar||actual, actual, documentary, factual, historical, objective|
|See also||concrete, echt, genuine, realistic, sincere|
|Attribute||realism, reality, realness|
|2.||real no less than what is stated; worthy of the name|
|Samples||The real reason.|
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.
|3.||real not to be taken lightly|
|Samples||Statistics 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|
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|
|Samples||Her actual motive.|
A literal solitude like a desert.
A genuine dilemma.
|Synonyms||actual, genuine, literal|
|6.||real of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation|
|Domain category||economic science, economics, political economy|
|7.||real having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary|
|Samples||The substantial world.|
A mere dream, neither substantial nor practical.
Most ponderous and substantial things.
|Attribute||solidness, substantiality, substantialness|
|Antonyms||insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal|
|8.||real (of property) fixed or immovable|
|Samples||Real property consists of land and buildings.|
|9.||real coinciding with reality|
|Samples||Perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception.|
English noun: real
|1.||real (quantity) any rational or irrational 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|
|3.||real (possession) an old small silver Spanish coin|
English adverb: real
|1.||real used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal|
|Samples||She was very gifted.|
He played very well.
A really enjoyable evening.
I'm real sorry about it.
A rattling good yarn.
|Synonyms||rattling, really, very|