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. Luis Diaz:

    A comment that he made to me, it actually bothered me, [Stopler said] that he was gonna burn the building down with a bunch of Jews in it.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.

  3. Tami Reiss:

    We've found people that have started using it actually get a lot more mindful around the use of these words, that makes us happy.

  4. Shen Lan:

    I think there is little connection between the falling stock markets and the real economy, actually, economic indicators in November already showed the economy gained more momentum.

  5. Paul Rieckhoff:

    We feel like (McDonald) is different because he's actually taken the time to meet veterans and ask them what they need, but there has to be much more. Everyone in this country -- beyond us, beyond veterans -- must make sure that the people who can fix the VA stick to their promises and make it happen.

Images & Illustrations of ACTUALLY

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