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    real - Dictionary definition and meaning for word real

    Definition
    (noun) any rational or irrational number
    Synonyms : real number
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos Definition
    (noun) an old small silver Spanish coin Definition
    (adj) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
    Synonyms : existent
    Example Sentence
    • real objects
    • real people; not ghosts
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!
    Definition
    (adj) no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) not to be taken lightly
    Example Sentence
    • statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems
    • to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real
    Definition
    (adj) capable of being treated as fact
    Synonyms : tangible
    Example Sentence
    • tangible evidence
    • his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
    Definition
    (adj) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    Synonyms : actual , genuine , literal
    Example Sentence
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert
    • a genuine dilemma
    Definition
    (adj) of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
    Example Sentence
    • real prices
    • real income
    • real wages
    Definition
    (adj) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    Synonyms : material , substantial
    Example Sentence
    • the substantial world
    • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
    • most ponderous and substantial things
    Definition
    (adj) (of property) fixed or immovable
    Example Sentence
    • real property consists of land and buildings
    Definition
    (adj) coinciding with reality
    Synonyms : veridical
    Example Sentence
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception
    Definition
    (adv) used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
    Synonyms : rattling , really , very
    Example Sentence
    • 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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