Adjective Definition

real

1.Definition: (of property) fixed or immovable

"Real property consists of land and buildings"


2.Definition: 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!"

Related Adjective(s):existent


3.Definition: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Related Adjective(s):actual, genuine, literal


4.Definition: capable of being treated as fact

"His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

Related Adjective(s):tangible


5.Definition: coinciding with reality

Related Adjective(s):veridical


6.Definition: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

Related Adjective(s):material, substantial


7.Definition: 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"


8.Definition: 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"


9.Definition: of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation

"Real prices", "Real income", "Real wages"




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