Definition of REAL

noun : REAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) an old small silver Spanish coin ;

Adjective : REAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 2. (

    ) no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages" ;

  • 7. (

    ) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against" ;

  • 8. (

    ) (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings" ;

  • 9. (

    ) coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson ;

Adverb : REAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

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