What does ACTUALLY mean?

Definitions for ACTUALLY
ˈæk tʃu ə liACTUALLY

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ACTUALLY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. actually, really(adverb)

    in actual fact

    "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"

  2. actually, in reality(adverb)

    used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly

    "you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"; "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"; "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"

  3. actually(adverb)

    at the present moment

    "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"

  4. actually(adverb)

    as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis

    "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"

Wiktionary

  1. actually(Adverb)

    In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.

    Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

  2. actually(Adverb)

    actively

    Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actually(adverb)

    actively

  2. Actually(adverb)

    in act or in fact; really; in truth; positively

Freebase

  1. Actually

    Actually is the second album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #695

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #124

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Adverbs Frequency: #51

How to pronounce ACTUALLY?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say ACTUALLY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACTUALLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACTUALLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ACTUALLY in a Sentence

  1. Believe Ryan:

    We thought about fixing the sound, but I think that actually worked to our advantage.

  2. Claudia Paz y Paz:

    It is up to the state's willingness to investigate what actually happened, we expect a strong follow-up mechanism.

  3. Joseph Grundfest:

    This is a fascinating new development, at the margin, if it drives some of these lawsuits away from Delaware under state law theories and into federal court, then it could actually increase the number of( federal) filings.

  4. Joe McCann:

    It is a very remote area, the trail is traveled quite a bit. But... There’s a lot of areas that you ca n’t see from the trail. And people do not normally walk through the wooded area of the park. Actually, it’s a miracle that her remains were found a year later because I ca n’t imagine many people walking down there and seeing it.

  5. New York:

    A really great drug store brand that I love to throw in my beach bag is made by Coppertone, it’s actually a whipped sunscreen. It’s really fun to use and one of the mistakes people make when it comes to using sunscreens is that they don’t use enough and this one comes out and actually looks like whip cream so you end up using about as much as you actually should.

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