Definition of Real


  • an old small silver Spanish coin
  • the basic unit of money in Brazil
    equal to 100 centavos
  • any rational or irrational number
    - real number


  • coinciding with reality
    "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
  • (of property) fixed or immovable
    "real property consists of land and buildings"
  • 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
  • of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
    "real prices"
    "real income"
    "real wages"
  • being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    "her actual motive"
    "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    "a genuine dilemma"
  • capable of being treated as fact
    "tangible evidence"
    "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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


  • used as intensifiers
    `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'
    `rattling' is informal
    "she was very gifted"
    "he played very well"
    "a really enjoyable evening"
    "I'm real sorry about it"
    "a rattling good yarn"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble real

21 unscramble word found using the letters real.

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