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Adjective: real (realer,realest)  ree(-u)l
  1. Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
    "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"; "real objects";
    - existent
  2. 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"
  3. (economics) of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
    "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  4. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    "the real world";
    - substantial, material
  5. 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. Capable of being treated as fact
    "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor";
    - tangible
  7. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    "her real motive";
    - actual, genuine, literal
  8. (of property) fixed or immovable
    "real property consists of land and buildings"
  9. Coinciding with reality
    "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to real perception";
    - veridical
Adverb: real  ree(-u)l
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Used as an intensifier
    "I'm real sorry about it";
    - very, really, rattling [informal], mucho [informal], thoroughly, cracking [Brit, informal], rotten [informal], massively [informal], dirty [Brit, informal], excellently, magnificently, splendidly, famously, tremendously [informal], capitally, awesomely [informal]
Noun: real (reals)  ree(-u)l
  1. Any rational or irrational number
    - real number
Noun: real[2] (reals,reales,reis)  rey'aal
  1. An old small silver Spanish coin
  2. The basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

Sounds like: reading, reeding, r, real, ree

Derived forms: reis, reals, realer, realest, reales

See also: actual, concrete, documentary, echt, factual, genuine, historical, material, objective, proper, realism, realistic, reality, realness, serious, sincere, solidness, substantiality, substantialness, tangible, true, true-life

Type of: Brazilian monetary unit, coin, complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number

Antonym: nominal, unreal

Encyclopedia: Real, Puerto Rico