Definitions for actual
ˈæk tʃu əlac·tu·al
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word actual.
presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
"we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
actual, genuine, literal, realadjective
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"
existing in act or fact
"rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
being or existing at the present moment
"the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
An actual, real one; notably:
Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact
Factual, real, not just apparent or even false
The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget
In action at the time being; now existing.
The actual situation of the world economy is worse then anyone expected a year ago
Active, not passive
Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.
Etymology: actual, actuel, from actuel, actual, from actualis, from actus,, from agere + -alis '-al'.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: actuel, Fr.
In this slumbry agitation, besides her walking and other actual performances, what, at any time, have you heard her say? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Sin, there in pow’r before
Once actual; not in body, and to dwell
Habitual habitant. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 587.
For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
Contracts the danger of an actual fault:
Then what must he expect, that still proceeds
To finish sin, and work up thoughts to deeds? John Dryden, Juvenal, Sat. xiii.
involving or comprising action; active
existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion
in action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country
something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
akt′ū-al, adj. real: existing in fact and now, as opp. to an imaginary or past state of things.—v.t. Act′ualise, to make actual: to realise in action.—n. Actual′ity.—adv. Act′ually.
Factual and real.
The truth is always actual and honest.
Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1737
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #741
Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Adjectives Frequency: #179
The numerical value of actual in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of actual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Even people who are reasonably progressive in their beliefs and politics have become quite radical [ in their opposition to ] this thing, which really, really worries me, not least to the actual risk of queer people existing in public, but in the United States, we've seen it tied into a much broader attempt to rollback LGBT rights.
If there is actual or apparent UCI ... then it either exists or doesn’t exist with him, so (defense attorneys) ought to be able to talk with him and ask him some pointed questions.
All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Patrick Shanahan has at all times remained committed to upholding Patrick Shanahan ethics agreement filed with the DoD. This agreement ensures any matters pertaining to Boeing are handled by appropriate officials within the Pentagon to eliminate any perceived or actual conflict of interest issue with Boeing.
We didn't have any intention to storm it because we leave on day before the actual storming dates, and we just wanted... to go there.
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- حقيقي, فعلي, واقعي, حاضر, راهنArabic
- реален, актуален, сегашен, действителенBulgarian
- realCatalan, Valencian
- tatsächlich, konkret, aktuell, gegenwärtigGerman
- efectivo, actual, verdadero, existente, realSpanish
- tämänhetkinen, todellinen, tosiasiallinen, nykyinen, suoranainenFinnish
- effectif, réelFrench
- cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- fennálló, valóságos, aktuális, tényleges, igazi, jelenlegi, valódiHungarian
- real, ver, actual, effective, existenteInterlingua
- reale, esistente, effettivoItalian
- 実際, 現実Japanese
- მიმდინარე, ნამდვილი, ფაქტობრივიGeorgian
- eigenlijk, echt, effectief, daadwerkelijk, werkelijk, huidig, actueel, reëel, feitelijkDutch
- virkelig, faktisk, reellNorwegian
- prawdziwy, właściwyPolish
- efetivo, real, atualPortuguese
- подлинный, фактический, настоящий, действительный, текущий, истинный, нынешний, реальныйRussian
- befintlig, faktisk, aktuell, reell, rådande, verkligSwedish
- thực tế, có thật, hiện thời, đúng thời, hiện tại, thật sự, hiện nay, thậtVietnamese
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