real: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rē'ul, rēl), [key]
- true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
- existing or occurring as fact; actual rather than imaginary, ideal, or fictitious: a story taken from real life.
- being an actual thing; having objective existence; not imaginary: The events you will see in the film are real and not just made up.
- being actually such; not merely so-called: a real victory.
- genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic: a real antique; a real diamond; real silk.
- unfeigned or sincere: real sympathy; a real friend.
- absolute; complete; utter: She's a real brain.
- existent or pertaining to the existent as opposed to the nonexistent.
- actual as opposed to possible or potential.
- independent of experience as opposed to phenomenal or apparent.
- (of money, income, or the like) measured in purchasing power rather than in nominal value: Inflation has driven income down in real terms, though nominal income appears to be higher.
- (of an image) formed by the actual convergence of rays, as the image produced in a camera (opposed to virtual).
- real analysis; real vector space.
- of, pertaining to, or having the value of a real number.
- using real numbers:real analysis; real vector space.
- very or extremely: You did a real nice job painting the house.
- You mean she dyed her hair green for real?
- in reality; actually:You mean she dyed her hair green for real?
- real; actual:The company's plans to relocate are for real.
- genuine; sincere:I don't believe his friendly attitude is for real.
- something that actually exists, as a particular quantity.
- reality in general.
Pronunciation: (rā-äl' Sp. re-äl'), [key]
— pl. re•als re•a•les
- a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, the eighth part of a peso.
Pronunciation: (rā-äl' Port. re-äl'), [key]
- sing. of
- real (Thesaurus)