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Definitions for actually
ˈæk tʃu ə liac·tu·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. Jeff Bartos:

    They're running around the state. They're taking Instagram photos and little videos. They're almost, if you will, collecting a scrapbook of where they're visiting, i've been traveling the state for five years. I've been actually on Main Street, sleeves rolled up, trying to save small businesses.

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    In order to keep the HDP under the threshold, the Palace decided on a war campaign that put attacks against our party in the center, the AK Party and the Palace saw it was possible to increase their support by frightening people. They are going to use it more often now, as they saw that it actually worked.

  3. Mark Warner:

    This is actually not some dark room or off some dark deserted road, this is inside the Saudi consulate and 15 individuals coming over from Saudi Arabia for what at least appears to be one task only and that was the elimination of Mr. Khashoggi.

  4. Tyler Henry:

    There definitely is a degree of like physical pain that can come through but I find when I actually deliver the message. For example, if someone passed from a heart attack and I say, ‘Oh, they’re acknowledging they passed from a heart related problem’ then the pain will immediately go away because once that message is delivered there is no need for that continued effect.

  5. Dan Hove:

    Don’t set some dramatic goal of you know, competing in the Olympics, make sure this goal is actually attainable by you and usually starting small is always the safest bet for people. And then once you accomplish those small steps, you gain so much momentum that things become even easier and easier along the way.

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