real number, real(noun)
any rational or irrational number
the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
an old small silver Spanish coin
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
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"
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"
capable of being treated as fact
"tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
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"
of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
"real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
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
(of property) fixed or immovable
"real property consists of land and buildings"
coinciding with reality
"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
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"
Real Madrid, a football club from Madrid.
Origin: From reel, from realis, from res, of unknown origin.
a small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system
royal; regal; kingly
actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life
true; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger
relating to things, not to persons
having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary
pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property
Origin: [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]
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
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.]
rē-al′, n. a Spanish coin, 100 of which=£1 sterling. [Sp.,—L. regalis, royal.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
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
Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its jargon senses.
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Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #399
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Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Written Corpus Frequency: #640
Rank popularity for the word 'real' in Adjectives Frequency: #39
The numerical value of real in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of real in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- حقيقي, ريالArabic
- reálný, skutečnýCzech
- wirklich, typisch, echt, real, reell, wahrGerman
- Ρεάλ, αληθινός, πραγματικός, πραγματικός αριθμός, αυθεντικόςGreek
- aŭtenta, reala, reela, veraEsperanto
- real, todellinen, ehta, reaali-, aito, kunnon, kiinteä, oikea, tosi, reaalinenFinnish
- vrai, vraie, réel, réelle, réalFrench
- असली, सच्चाHindi
- igazi, igaz, valódi, valósHungarian
- իրական, անշարժArmenian
- 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
- reële, werkelijk, vast-, typisch, waar, echte, echt, real, oprecht, reëelDutch
- realny, rzeczowy, prawdziwyPolish
- 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
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