What does Actually mean?

Definitions for Actually
ˈæk tʃu ə liActu·al·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actually, reallyadverb

    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 realityadverb

    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. actuallyadverb

    at the present moment

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

  4. actuallyadverb

    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. actuallyadverb

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

    Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

  2. actuallyadverb

    actively

    Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuallyadverb

    actively

  2. Actuallyadverb

    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

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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. Robert Fromm:

    This patient's symptoms and presentation aren't strongly suggestive of the Ebola disease, given his presentation, I would not be surprised if he actually was discharged back home following his additional evaluation.

  2. Benjamin Schwartz:

    They're actually quite prosaic agreements.

  3. Garth Brooks:

    And anybody and her husband actually sounds pretty good together, too. That was fun; that was a good little jab at Carrie, and I love her response about Gretzky. So I think the plan is, we gotta Gretzky now to get Carrie in full gear and get her out skating. I think that’s it … so Wayne, I’m calling you out, and trust me, it’ll the the best time you’ve ever had without those stinkin’ boys. This beautiful young girl from Oklahoma, she’ll steal the show. i have a date with Carrie’s husband in Nashville to complete the duet.

  4. Hakeem Jeffries:

    There are complicating factors in connection with the negotiations that are ongoing, in part that involve some of the law enforcement organizations at the national level trying to torpedo the progress that has been made. And that’s quite unfortunate because we can’t have a situation where a genuine bipartisan effort to achieve police accountability, it’s actually written by those police organizations that we’re trying to hold accountable — that makes zero sense. And so this is an obstacle and a stumbling block, but not an unsurprising one, because we always knew that it would exist and I still believe that it can be overcome as part of the effort to transform policing in America.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The cost of any couple's wedding is actually the lost of groom's freedom from the marriage day onward.

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