Definitions for real

Definitions for (noun) real

Main entry: real

Definition: an old small silver Spanish coin

Main entry: real

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

Main entry: real, real number

Definition: any rational or irrational number

Definitions for (adj) real

Main entry: real, tangible

Definition: capable of being treated as fact

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

Main entry: real, material, substantial

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

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

Main entry: existent, real

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

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

Main entry: real

Definition: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

Usage: 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

Main entry: real

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

Usage: real prices; real income; real wages

Main entry: real, veridical

Definition: coinciding with reality

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

Main entry: real

Definition: not to be taken lightly

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

Main entry: real

Definition: (of property) fixed or immovable

Usage: real property consists of land and buildings

Main entry: genuine, literal, actual, real

Definition: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

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

Definitions for (adv) real

Main entry: rattling, real, really, very

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

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

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