noun any rational or irrational number
noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
noun an old small silver Spanish coin
adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
a film based on real life
a real illness
Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
adjective no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
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
adjective satellite not to be taken lightly
statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems
to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real
adjective satellite capable of being treated as fact
his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
genuine; literal; actual.
her actual motive
a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
a genuine dilemma
adjective of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
adjective having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
the substantial world
a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
adjective satellite (of property) fixed or immovable
real property consists of land and buildings
adjective satellite coinciding with reality
perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
adverb used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
very; rattling; really.
she was very gifted
he played very well
a really enjoyable evening
I'm real sorry about it
a rattling good yarn
Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.
A small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.✍ A real of plate (coin) varied in value according to the time of its coinage, from 12½ down to 10 cents, or from 6½ to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon, or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or 2½ pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which the franc is the unit.
Royal; regal; kingly. Obs. "The blood real of Thebes."
LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F. réel. Cf. Rebus.
Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
Whereat I waked, and found
Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
Had lively shadowed.
True; genuine; not artificial; counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger. split reason from objects.
Whose perfection far excelled
Hers in all real dignity.
Relating to things, not to persons. Obs.
Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.
(Alg.)Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
(Law)Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.Syn. -- Actual; true; genuine; authentic. -- Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we often say, "It actually exists," "It has actually been done." Thus its really is shown by its actually. Actual, from this reference to being acted, has recently received a new signification, namely, present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment.
For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the reality of things.