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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.

  2. actuallyadverb

    actively

    Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.

  3. Etymology: actual + -ly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Actuallyadverb

    In act; in effect; really.

    Etymology: from actual.

    All mankind acknowledge themselves able and sufficient to do many things, which actually they never do. South.

    Read one of the chronicles written by an author of this frame of mind, and you will think you were reading a history of the kings of Israel or Judah, where the historians were actually inspired, and where, by a particular scheme of providence, the kings were distinguished by judgments or blessings, according as they promoted idolatry, or the worship of the true God. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 483.

    Though our temporal prospects should be full of danger, or though the days of sorrow should actually overtake us, yet still we must repose ourselves on God. John Rogers, Sermon xix.

Wikipedia

  1. Actually

    Actually (stylised as Pet Shop Boys, actually.) is the second studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 7 September 1987 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and by EMI Manhattan in North America. According to Neil Tennant and music historian Wayne Studer, Actually loosely critiques Thatcherism, the political zeitgeist of the 1980s, and was recorded in anticipation of Margaret Thatcher's re-election.

ChatGPT

  1. actually

    Actually is an adverb that is commonly used to introduce a statement that contrasts or corrects a previous statement or assumption. It is used to indicate that something is true or factual, often highlighting a discrepancy between what was expected or believed and what is reality. It is typically used to provide clarification or to emphasize the truth of a situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuallyadverb

    actively

  2. Actuallyadverb

    in act or in fact; really; in truth; positively

Wikidata

  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 Bezos:

    It's also very good business for Amazon because it's (a) very high capex undertaking; it's multiple billions of dollars of capex, amazon is a large enough company now that we need to do things that if they work can actually move the needle.

  2. Mayor Tom Barrett:

    This is a tragic day for our city, this is a tragic day for our state. Five families, six families actually are grieving and will be grieving because of this horrific act of this individual, this is a time for us to think about those families. Because there are five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work. And they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn't and tragically they never will.

  3. Daniel Carder:

    We actually presented this data in a public forum and were actually questioned by Volkswagen.

  4. President Obama:

    Now, having said that, people seem to think I did a pretty good job. And so there is this mismatch I think between frustration and anger. Perhaps the view of the American people was just that we need to shake things up, time will now tell whether the prescriptions that are being offered, whether Brexit or with respect to the U.S. election, ends up actually satisfying those people who have been fearful or angry or concerned.

  5. Aaron Rodgers:

    I was terrified. Honestly, I was blacked out, it just came up to me and all I was thinking was, ‘ Oh my god it's actually happening. What do I do ? ’ Okay, boom. I just moved his head down to the right. But it was fun. I have a different appreciation for sharks now. I'm okay with'em.

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