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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. John Kingasked Harris:

    Im hearing people in the state of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina -- wherever you want to, name the state. Wisconsin, Michigan, Ive been to those places too, what they want to know is that people who want to be the leaders of Latin America are actually seeing them and thinking about the issues that keep them up at night.

  2. Raphael Muntenkurian:

    He is almost divine. He has a special charisma, which appeals to each one, everybody is actually mesmerized by his appeal for peace and tolerance.

  3. The Mumbai police:

    This platform is more effective than a hotline - how many people will actually remember the number or think to call when they see a child worker in a tea stall or begging on the street? whereas people are so comfortable taking pictures and posting on social media, and this facilitates that.

  4. The President:

    I'm not against releasing the restrictions. I'm actually for it in an appropriate place. But I don't recommend it unless we have the tools in place in real time.

  5. Karl Rove:

    If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else, language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may actually see some diminution in support of the next couple of weeks.

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