Definitions for realˈri əl, ril
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•alˈri əl, ril(adj.)
true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent:
the real reason for an act.
actual rather than imaginary, ideal, or fictitious:
real events; a story taken from real life.
being actually such; not merely so-called:
a real victory.
unfeigned or sincere:
Informal. absolute; complete; utter:
She's a real brain.
Philos. existent as opposed to nonexistent. actual as opposed to possible or potential. independent of experience as opposed to phenomenal or apparent.
(of wages, income, or money) measured in purchasing power rather than in nominal value.
noting an optical image formed by the actual convergence of rays, as the image produced in a camera
Ref: (opposed to virtual). 2 1
Law. of or pertaining to immovable or permanent things, as lands or buildings.
Math. of, pertaining to, or having the value of a real number. using real numbers:
real analysis; real vector space.
(adv.)Informal. very or extremely:
You did a real nice job.
Ref: real number.
the real, something that actually exists. reality in general.
Idioms for real:
for real, in reality; actually. genuine; sincere.
Origin of real:
1400–50; late ME < LL reālis= L re-, var. s. of rēs thing +-ālis -al1
re•al*reɪˈɑl; Sp. rɛˈɑl; reɪˈɑlz; rɛˈɑ lɛs(n.)(pl.)re•als
a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to ? of a peso.
* Sp. re•a•les.
Origin of real:
1605–15; < Sp: royal < L rēgālisregal
Ref: sing. of reis.
real number, real(noun)
any rational or irrational number
the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
an old small silver Spanish coin
being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
"real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
"the 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"
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"
capable of being treated as fact
"tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)
being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
"her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
"real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
substantial, real, material(adj)
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
(of property) fixed or immovable
"real property consists of land and buildings"
coinciding with reality
"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
very, really, real, rattling(adverb)
used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
"she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
≠ false, fake
The flowers are real, not plastic.; firefighters practicing for a real emergency; real Mexican food; Is he for real? Nobody's that perfect!; I thought I was in love, but it wasn't the real thing.
having all the qualities that make sth a good example of its type
When you have problems, you find out who your real friends are.; Back then I didn't have any real worries.
existing, not imagined or created
Mom, are the monsters in the movie real?; In real life, the endings are not always happy.; She lives in her imagination, not the real world.
You're being a real jerk.
very; = really
a real beautiful morning
Real Madrid, a football club from Madrid.
Origin: From reel, from realis, from res, of unknown origin.
a small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system
royal; regal; kingly
actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life
true; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger
relating to things, not to persons
having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary
pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property
Real is the fifth studio album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, first released on September 29, 1993. The album has a genre of mainly pop songs written by Charlotte Caffey, Thomas Caffey, Ralph Schuckett and half co-written by Carlisle. It was the second album where Rick Nowels had no writing or producing credits and also was Carlisle's first album to have contributed to the producing. The album cover was designed by Tom Dolan and is a departure for Carlisle, who presented a glamorous look on all her previous covers, choosing a "jeans and tee shirt" look instead this time without make-up. It features a cover version of The Graces pop rock song "Lay Down Your Arms".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an old Spanish silver coin still in use in Spain, Mexico, and some other of the old Spanish colonies, also is a money of account in Portugal; equals one-fourth of the peseta, and varies in value from 2½ d. to 5d. with the rise and fall of exchange.
a legal term in English law applied to property of a permanent or immovable kind, e. g. land, to distinguish it from personal or movable property.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its jargon senses.
Translations for real
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
which actually exists
There's a real monster in that cave.
- verdadeiroPortuguese (BR)
- de verdad, verdaderoSpanish
- stvaran, praviCroatian
- benar-benar adaIndonesian
- virkelig, ekteNorwegian
- رښتينى، حقيقى، واقعى، اصلى، سوچه غير منقول جايداد، شته والىPashto
- adevărat, realRomanian
- skutočný, naozajstnýSlovak
- verklig, riktigSwedish
- gerçek, sahiTurkish
- 真實存在的Chinese (Trad.)
- реальний, існуючийUkrainian
- thực sựVietnamese
- 真实的Chinese (Simp.)
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