What does actually mean?

Definitions for actually
ˈæk tʃu ə liac·tu·al·ly

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.

  2. actually(Adverb)

    actively

    Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.

  3. Origin: 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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Parrott:

    Bella actually picked me.

  2. Bryan Cranston:

    I actually like his candor.

  3. John Allen:

    I believe they have actually.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    He actually has a good voice.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It's actually starting today.

Images & Illustrations of actually

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