|1.||[ adjective ] 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
|Related terms:||unreal actual historical actual realistic concrete genuine sincere reality|
|2.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||unreal true proper|
|3.||[ adverb ] intensifiers|
|Synonyms:||very rattling really|
"she was very gifted" "he played very well" "a really enjoyable evening" (`real' is sometimes used informally for `really' as in "I'm real sorry about it" `rattling' is informal as in "a rattling good yarn")
|4.||[ adjective ] not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin|
"real mink" "true gold"
|5.||[ adjective ] 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"
|6.||[ adjective ] possible to be treated as fact|
"tangible evidence" "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
|7.||[ adjective ] being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something|
|Synonyms:||literal actual genuine|
"her actual motive" "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton "a genuine dilemma"
|8.||[ adjective ] (economics) being value measured in terms of purchasing power|
"real prices" "real income" "real wages"
|Related terms:||nominal economics|
|9.||[ adjective ] founded on practical matters|
"a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
|10.||[ adjective ] 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
|Related terms:||insubstantial material substantiality|
|11.||[ adjective ] coinciding with reality|
"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
|12.||[ noun ] (mathematics) any rational or irrational number|
|Related terms:||complex_number irrational_number rational_number scalar_product|
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6342|
|14.||[ adjective ] (of property) fixed or immovable|
"real property consists of land and buildings real estate"
|15.||[ noun ] an old small silver Spanish coin|