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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.

    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. Jeff Flake:

    This is the first time that a number of senators have actually stood up, a number of Senators from the President's party and said,' No, Jeff Flake can't do that, and we're going to pass legislation to rein this in,' and so that is our prerogative, that's what we should be doing, that's what we should have been doing sooner than now.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I actually called that person up and I asked for her vote and I got it.

  3. Colin Bruce:

    It's actually quite significant for countries like Jordan, for Lebanon and for Turkey, and some estimates put that at about 1.1-1.4 percent of GDP, we recognize that for many of these countries there's a cost associated with hosting with refugees and they need to be compensated.

  4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    We shouldn't have started in this position anyway, i mean, we saw China happening. It was no secret. We knew someone was going to get on an airplane in China and come to the United States. That we're saying that China actually had faster testing capacity than we have is not acceptable to me.

  5. Orlando Bloom:

    Big love everybody, stay safe out there, self-quarantine. It seems really crazy actually this whole corona thing, but do the right thing by you and your family and stay safe.

Images & Illustrations of actually

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