Definition of Real

1. Adverb. Used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal. "A rattling good yarn"

Exact synonyms: Rattling, Really, Very

2. Adjective. Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory. "Life is real! Life is earnest!"
Exact synonyms: Existent
Attributes: Realism, Reality, Realness
Also: Concrete, Echt, Genuine, Realistic, Sincere
Similar to: Actual, Actual, Factual, Documentary, Objective, Historical
Derivative terms: Exist, Existence, Reality, Reality, Realness
Antonyms: Unreal

3. Noun. Any rational or irrational number.

4. Adjective. No less than what is stated; worthy of the name. "It's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
Similar to: Proper, True
Antonyms: Unreal

5. Noun. The basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos.
Terms within: Centavo
Generic synonyms: Brazilian Monetary Unit

6. Adjective. Not to be taken lightly. "To the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
Similar to: Serious
Derivative terms: Reality, Reality

7. Noun. An old small silver Spanish coin.
Generic synonyms: Coin

8. Adjective. Capable of being treated as fact. "His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
Exact synonyms: Tangible
Similar to: Concrete
Derivative terms: Reality, Tangibleness

9. Adjective. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something. "A genuine dilemma"
Exact synonyms: Actual, Genuine, Literal
Similar to: True
Derivative terms: Genuineness, Literalness, Reality, Reality, Realness

10. Adjective. Of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation. "Real wages"
Category relationships: Economic Science, Economics, Political Economy
Antonyms: Nominal

11. Adjective. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary. "Most ponderous and substantial things"

12. Adjective. (of property) fixed or immovable. "Real property consists of land and buildings"
Similar to: Tangible

13. Adjective. Coinciding with reality. "Perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"
Exact synonyms: Veridical
Similar to: Realistic
Derivative terms: Reality, Realness

Definition of Real

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

2. a. Royal; regal; kingly.

3. a. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.

4. n. A realist.

Definition of Real

1. Proper noun. Real Madrid, a football club from Madrid. ¹

2. Noun. A commodity; ''see'' reality. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A real number. ¹

5. Adjective. That can be characterized as a confirmation of truth. ¹

6. Adjective. That has physical existence. ¹

7. Adjective. (economics) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; ''contrasted with'' nominal. ¹

8. Adjective. (economics) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models. ¹

9. Adjective. (mathematics of a number) Being either a rational number, or the limit of a convergent infinite sequence of rational numbers: being one of a set of numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line. ¹

10. Adjective. (legal) Relating to immovable tangible property. ¹

11. Adjective. That is an exemplary or pungent instance of a class or type. ¹

12. Adjective. genuine, not faked or substituted. ¹

13. Adjective. Genuine, not artificial. ¹

14. Adjective. (slang) Signifying meritorious qualities or actions especially in regards to enjoying life, prowess at sports and success wooing potential partners. ¹

15. Adverb. (American English) (colloquial) really. ¹

16. Noun. Former unit of currency of Spain and Spain's colonies. ¹

17. Noun. A unit of currency used in Brazil, and formerly in Portugal. ¹

18. Noun. A coin worth one real. ¹

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Definition of Real

1. having actual existence [adj REALER, REALEST] / a former monetary unit of Spain [n -S or -ES] / a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil [n REIS]

Medical Definition of Real

1. Royal; regal; kingly. "The blood real of Thebes." 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life. "Whereat I waked, and found Before mine eyes all real, as the dream Had lively shadowed." (Milton) 2. True; genuine; not artificial; counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger. "Whose perfection far excelled Hers in all real dignity." (Milton) 5. Relating to things, not to persons. "Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business." (Bacon) 4. Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary. 5. Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property. Chattels real, a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor. Synonym: Actual, true, genuine, authentic. Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we often say, "It actually exists," "It has actually been done." Thus its really is shown by its actually. Actual, from this reference to being acted, has recently received a new signification, namely, present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment. "For he that but conceives a crime in thought, Contracts the danger of an actual fault." (Dryden) "Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the reality of things." (Locke) Origin: LL. Realis, fr. L. Res, rei, a thing: cf. F. Reel. Cf. Rebus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Real

reaginic antibody
real (current term)
real-estate business
real-time operation
real-time processing
real-time strategy
real-time ultrasonography
real-valued functions
real GNP
real Macoy

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