What does real mean?

Definitions for real
ˈri əl, rilre·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word real.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. real number, real(noun)

    any rational or irrational number

  2. real(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

  3. real(adj)

    an old small silver Spanish coin

  4. real, existent(adj)

    being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

    "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

  5. real(a)(adj)

    no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

    "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"

  6. real(adj)

    not to be taken lightly

    "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"

  7. real, tangible(adj)

    capable of being treated as fact

    "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

  8. actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)

    being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

    "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"

  9. real(adj)

    of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation

    "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"

  10. substantial, real, material(adj)

    having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

    "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare

  11. real(adj)

    (of property) fixed or immovable

    "real property consists of land and buildings"

  12. veridical, real(adverb)

    coinciding with reality

    "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

  13. very, really, real, rattling(adverb)

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

Wiktionary

  1. Real(ProperNoun)

    Real Madrid, a football club from Madrid.

    Etymology: From reel, from realis, from res, of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Real(noun)

    a small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  2. Real(adj)

    royal; regal; kingly

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  3. Real(adj)

    actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  4. Real(adj)

    true; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  5. Real(adj)

    relating to things, not to persons

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  6. Real(adj)

    having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  7. Real(adj)

    pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

  8. Real(noun)

    a realist

    Etymology: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]

Freebase

  1. Real

    Real is the fifth studio album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, first released on September 29, 1993. The album has a genre of mainly pop songs written by Charlotte Caffey, Thomas Caffey, Ralph Schuckett and half co-written by Carlisle. It was the second album where Rick Nowels had no writing or producing credits and also was Carlisle's first album to have contributed to the producing. The album cover was designed by Tom Dolan and is a departure for Carlisle, who presented a glamorous look on all her previous covers, choosing a "jeans and tee shirt" look instead this time without make-up. It features a cover version of The Graces pop rock song "Lay Down Your Arms".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Real

    rē′al, adj. actually existing: not counterfeit or assumed: true: genuine: sincere: authentic: (law) pertaining to things fixed, as lands or houses.—adj. Rē′alisable, that may be realised.—n. Realisā′tion, act of realising or state of being realised: a realising sense or feeling.—v.t. Rē′alise, to make real: to bring into being or act: to accomplish: to convert into real property or money: to obtain, as a possession: to feel strongly: to comprehend completely: to bring home to one's own experience.—n. Rē′aliser, one who realises.—p.adj. Rē′alising, serving to make real or bring home to one as a reality: conversion of property into money.—ns. Rē′alism, the medieval doctrine that general terms stand for real existences—opp. to Nominalism: the doctrine that in external perception the objects immediately known are real existences: the tendency in art to accept and to represent things as they really are—opp. to Idealism—a method of representation without idealisation, raised by modern French writers into a system, claiming a monopoly of truth in its artistic treatment of the facts of nature and life; Rē′alist, one who holds the doctrine of realism: one who believes in the existence of the external world.—adj. Rēalist′ic, pertaining to the realists or to realism: life-like.—adv. Rēalist′ically.—n. Rēal′ity, that which is real and not imaginary: truth: verity: (law) the fixed, permanent nature of real property.—adv. Rē′ally, in reality: actually: in truth.—ns. Rē′alness, the condition of being real; Rē′alty, land, with houses, trees, minerals, &c. thereon: the ownership of, or property in, lands—also Real estate.—Real presence (see Presence); Real school, a modern German preparatory, scientific, or technical school—the highest grade being the Real gymnasium, or first-class modern school, as opp. to the gymnasium proper, or classical school. [Low L. realis—L. res, a thing.]

  2. Real

    rē-al′, n. a Spanish coin, 100 of which=£1 sterling. [Sp.,—L. regalis, royal.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Real

    an old Spanish silver coin still in use in Spain, Mexico, and some other of the old Spanish colonies, also is a money of account in Portugal; equals one-fourth of the peseta, and varies in value from 2½ d. to 5d. with the rise and fall of exchange.

  2. Real

    a legal term in English law applied to property of a permanent or immovable kind, e. g. land, to distinguish it from personal or movable property.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. real

    Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its jargon senses.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. real

    A silver coin of Spain, value 5d. sterling. One-eighth of a dollar.

Editors Contribution

  1. real

    The truth of a moment of time.

    The real understanding of what is occurring is simple when we know intuitively and understand.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 21, 2020  
  2. real

    Verifiable and true intent.

    The real situation was verified and the truth was the intent was known so they forgave, changed and moved forward.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #399

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Written Corpus Frequency: #640

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Adjectives Frequency: #39

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of real in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of real in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of real in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Trun:

    It's been a real shocker, we're about to enjoy eating dinner, and the cops show up and tell us you have to go, and everything changes in an instant. You have five minutes to pack your bags with what you think you're going to need and you're off.

  2. Michael Dowse:

    There's no sponsorship. We never reached out to them for permission or anything like that, we vetted it all legally and stuff and the opinion was that because everyone uses it so much, it's fair game. As long as you're not derogatory about it and as long as you use it as it's used in real life and you're not making stuff up about how it's used, you're free to go. And it's a better title than 'Stiffed'.

  3. Paul Johnson:

    This is catastrophic, literally on a scale never seen before in history, the real issue is what happens next.

  4. Jeffrey Mankoff:

    Trump has maybe a little less room to maneuver if he wants to downplay the issue or pretend that it's not real.

  5. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia:

    I believe - Itruly believe - the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this president has come, todelay or to do otherwise will betray the foundation of our democracy. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER Are you confused yet ? If so, we dont blame you. If you left town for the week, you may be wondering what the hell is going on exactly. Impeachment ? For years, they told you that Donald Trump was going to be impeached for colluding with Russia, spying for Putin. Then it turned out Donald Trump didnt do that. The story evaporated into dust and seemed to blow away. Then just a few days ago, they were grumbling about impeachment again, and they dragged in Corey Lewandowski. Remember Corey Lewandowski ? They brought Corey Lewandowski to Capitol Hill to make their case. That didnt go well at all. Rep. Nadler You, D-N.Y., House Judiciary Committee chairman : And so we ask you, is it correct that as reported in the Mueller report on June 19th, 2017, you met alone in the Oval Office with the president ? Corey Lewandowski, former Donald Trump campaign manager : Did you read the exact language of the report ? I dont have it available to me. Nadler You : I dont think I need to do that. I have limited time. Did you meet alone with the President on that date ? Lewandowski : Congressman, Id like you to refresh my memory by providing a copy of the report so I can follow along. Nadler You : You dont have a copy with you ? Lewandowski I dont have a copy of the report, congressman. Nadler You dont have any independent recollection of whether you met with the President on that date. Lewandowski : Congressman, Im just trying to find in the Mueller report where it states that. Nadler You : Well, you have it in front of you. I gave you the page number. Corey Lewandowski : We are on Page 90, is it, sir ? Unidentified male : Mr. Chairman, youve got to the clock. Nadler You : No, I dont have to start the clock. Nadler You is filibustering. It didnt take much for Chairman Nadler to collapse live on C - SPAN -- pretty embarrassing. Youd think at some point, Democrats might just decide to run a real presidential campaign in 2020 and beat Donald Trump that way, just like in a democracy. It would have to be more effective than what theyre doing now, and the numbers show it. As of this morning, Donald Trump Trumps approval rating was the highest it has been since the inauguration. But no, Democrat dont want to wait until the next election. They dont want to wait until November. Politics takes too long, and it leaves too much to chance. The risk of democracy is voters might not agree with you. Hillary Clinton learned that the hard way in 2016. And the one thing Democrats dont want to do is to repeat that. Better to remove your opponents by force, if you can. Which brings us to the latest question of impeachment : What exactly is this about ? Sorry to laugh in the middle of this -- weve spent all day trying to figure out what is the impeachment story. Its about Ukraine. Its less than a week old. And so you might be forgiven for not understanding why would the president be impeached for a story that the Democrats literally cant explain ? What did the president do wrong ? Were going to do our best to tell you the case that theyre making. And honestly, as we said, its confusing and not all that interesting. Within a sentence, here is what theyre saying. Theyre saying that in a phone call with the president of Ukraine, Donald Trump threatened to delay a $ 400 million military aid package to Ukraine, unless the Ukrainian government agreed to investigate possible criminal activity involving Joe Bidens son. Why Joe Bidens son ? Well for five years, Joe Bidens son, Joe Bidens, it turns out, was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to serve on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. Why would Joe Bidens son be on the board of a Ukrainian gas company ? Joe Bidens had no experience in the energy business. Joe Bidens didnt speak the relevant language. Joe Bidens apparently had no experience whatsoever in the region. It turns out at that very moment, Joe Biden was President Obamas point man for Ukraine. Oh. So at a certain point during this saga, the gas company in question was investigated. And then in 2016, the Ukrainian prosecutor overseeing that investigation was fired. Apparently, he was fired under pressure from Joe Biden. Now to the layman, that looks a lot like corruption. What does it have to do with the president being impeached ? Well, the accusation is that Donald Trump suggested that that squelched investigation deserved a second look. And Democrats say that suggestion was an impeachable offense. Are you following this ? Of course, there are plenty of other reasons that the U.S. might not want to send $ 400 million to Ukraine. Its a notoriously corrupt country, for one thing. What do we get out of it, is another. And by the way, sending military aid to Ukraine may please the neocons in CNN -- Bill Kristol was strongly for it -- but it also greatly increases the chances of conflict with Russia. And of course, that would mean nuclear conflict potentially. Whats the point of that, exactly ? Nobody has bothered to explain why sending $ 400 million in military aid to Ukraine is in the interest of the United States. They havent even thought to explain that. Theyre too busy yelling about impeachment. And theyre doing it with all the hysterical intensity that has become the hallmark of the modern left. They have a lot of energy. Too bad, none of it is focused on the countrys real problems, and there are a lot of them. We dont want to go through the same litany again, but we will hit on just a couple because theyre worth mentioning. Our national debt is exploding. And that includes credit card debt, by the way. Personal debt at Donald Trumps approval rating ever measured. We have a war in Afghanistan that we cant seem to win or end. Our towns outside the big cities are being decimated and desiccated by opioids and suicide. If you havent been there, drive through and take a look for yourself. We have basically an open border with Mexico. Tech companies trying to control our freedom of speech. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In many ways, our country is on the wrong track, and people know it. Everybody knows it, Democrats and Republicans. But instead of trying to fix any of that, Democrats want to spend the next year explaining -- and they plan to -- why it was perfectly fair for Joe Bidens neer-do-well sonto get 600 grand a year from Ukrainian oligarchs. Thats totally fine. But its somehow criminal for Donald Trump to ask about that. Thats the message. Good luck with that. Hard to imagine many voters will be impressed by it. Adapted from Tucker Carlsons monologue from.

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  • حقيقي, ريالArabic
  • ысынBashkir
  • реалBulgarian
  • reálný, skutečnýCzech
  • wirklich, typisch, echt, real, reell, wahrGerman
  • Ρεάλ, αληθινός, πραγματικός, πραγματικός αριθμός, αυθεντικόςGreek
  • aŭtenta, reala, reela, veraEsperanto
  • realSpanish
  • واقعیPersian
  • real, todellinen, ehta, reaali-, aito, kunnon, kiinteä, oikea, tosi, reaalinenFinnish
  • vrai, vraie, réel, réelle, réalFrench
  • असली, सच्चाHindi
  • igazi, igaz, valódi, valósHungarian
  • իրական, անշարժArmenian
  • sattIcelandic
  • vera, vero, realeItalian
  • 現実, レアル, 本物, 本当, 実, 現実味, 実際, 不動産, 現実性, 実数, 現実に存在するJapanese
  • 실제, 레알Korean
  • naturalis, verus, solidusLatin
  • īsts, reāls, īstensLatvian
  • वास्तविकMarathi
  • reële, werkelijk, vast-, typisch, waar, echte, echt, real, oprecht, reëelDutch
  • virkeligNorwegian
  • realny, rzeczowy, prawdziwyPolish
  • realPortuguese
  • adevărat, real, prea, actual, superRomanian
  • настоящий, реал, реальный, недвижимый, действительный, истинныйRussian
  • सत्य, वास्तविकSanskrit
  • pravi, furam svoj fazon, stvaran, nekretninaSerbo-Croatian
  • verklig, reell, riktig, fast, äkta, typisk, sann, reale, realSwedish
  • వాస్తవ, నిజమైనTelugu
  • hakiki, doğruTurkish
  • thậtVietnamese

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