Meaning of real by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of real by Wordnet Dictionary
- enPR: rēəl, IPA: /riəl/, X-SAMPA: /"ri@l/
- Homophone: reel
- That can be characterized as a confirmation of truth .
- That has physical existence .
- ( economics ) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; contrasted with nominal .
- ( economics ) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models .
- ( 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 .
- ( law ) Relating to immovable tangible property .
- That is an exemplary or pungent instance of a class or type .
- genuine, not faked or substituted .
- Genuine, not artificial .
- ( slang ) Signifying meritorious qualities or actions especially in regards to enjoying life, prowess at sports and success wooing potential partners .
- ( that can be characterized as a confirmation of truth ): true
- ( that has physical existence ): actual
- ( genuine, not faked ): authentic, genuine, heartfelt, true
- ( genuine, not artificial ): authentic, genuine
- ( that can be characterized as a confirmation of truth ): imaginary, unreal
- ( that has physical existence ): fictitious, imaginary, made-up, pretend ( informal )
- ( relating to numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line ): imaginary
- ( genuine, not faked ): feigned, sham, staged
- ( genuine, not artificial ): artificial, counterfeit, fake, sham
- for real
- get real
- keep it real
- real analysis
- real asset
- real axis
- real body
- real capital
- real deal/the real deal
- real estate
- real focus
- real image
- real income
- real life
- real line
- real market
- real matrix
- ( UK ) enPR: rāäl', IPA: /ɹeɪˈɑːl/,X-SAMPA: /r\eI"A:l/
- ( US ) enPR: rāäl', IPA: /ɹeɪˈɑl/, X-SAMPA: /r\eI"Al/
- Former unit of currency of Spain and Spain's colonies .
- A unit of currency used in Brazil, and formerly in Portugal.
- A coin worth one real .
Spanish, from Latin rēgālis ( “regal, royal” ) .
Explanation of real by Wordnet Dictionary
- real objects
- real people; not ghosts
- a film based on real life
- a real illness
- real humility
- Life is real! Life is earnest!- Longfellow
- 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
- real prices
- real income
- real wages
- statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems
- to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real
- Real ( rēal ), n. [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.] A former small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.
☞ A real of plate ( coin ) varied in value according to the time of its coinage, from 12½ down to 10 cents, or from 6½ to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon, or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or 2½ pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which the franc is the unit. The peseta was introduced in 1868, and continued as the official currency of Spain ( splitting temporarily into Nationalist and Republican pesetas during the civil war of the 1930's ) until 2002. In 2002, the euro became the official currency of Spain and most other nations of the European Union.
- Real ( raäl ), a. Royal; regal; kingly. [Obs.] “The blood real of Thebes.” Chaucer.
- Real ( rēal ), a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F. réel. Cf. Rebus.]
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.
3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business. Bacon.
4. ( Alg. ) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
5. ( Law ) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, “real property, in distinction from personal or movable property”.
Chattels real ( Law ), such chattels as are annexed to, or savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See Chattel. -- Real action ( Law ), an action for the recovery of real property. -- Real assets ( Law ), lands or real estate in the hands of the heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor. -- Real composition ( Eccl. Law ), an agreement made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof. Blackstone. -- Real estate or Real property, lands, tenements, and hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property; property in houses and land. Kent. Burrill. -- Real presence ( R. C. Ch. ), the actual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches there is a belief in a form of
real presence, not however in the sense of transubstantiation. -- Real servitude, called also Predial servitude ( Civil Law ), a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor. Erskine. Bouvier.
Syn. -- 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 reality is shown by its actuality. 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.
- Real ( rēal ), n. A realist. [Obs.] Burton.
Definition of real by GCIDE Dictionary