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Definition 1: an old small silver Spanish coin - [noun denoting possession]

(real is a kind of ...) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Definition 2: any rational or irrational number - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(real is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

(... is a kind of real ) a real number (a scalar) that is the product of two vectors

(... is a kind of real ) an integer or a fraction

(... is a kind of real ) a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number

Definition 3: the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos - [noun denoting quantity]

(real is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Brazil

(real is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal

Definition 4: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • real objects
  • real people; not ghosts
  • a film based on real life
  • a real illness
  • real humility
  • Life is real! Life is earnest!

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(real is similar to ...) (of film, television, radio, or photography) depicting a real-life event using images or interviews with people involved in the event

(real is similar to ...) having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary

"the historical Jesus" "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed" "actual historical events"

(real is similar to ...) taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

"we saw the actual wedding on television" "filmed the actual beating"

(real is similar to ...) existing in act or fact

"rocks and trees...the actual world" "actual heroism" "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

(real is similar to ...) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation

"objective art"

(means also ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(means also ...) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

"concrete objects such as trees"

(... are attributes of real) the state of being actual or real

"the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

Definition 5: of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • real prices
  • real income
  • real wages

(real belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 6: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is similar to ...) having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

"wanted a proper dinner, not just a snack" "he finally has a proper job"

(real is similar to ...) rightly so called

"true courage" "a spirit which true men have always admired" "a true friend"

Definition 7: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the substantial world
  • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
  • The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) derived from or composed of matter

"the material universe"

(... are attributes of real) the quality of being substantial or having substance

Definition 8: used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was very gifted
  • he played very well
  • a really enjoyable evening
  • I'm real sorry about it
  • a rattling good yarn

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: capable of being treated as fact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tangible evidence
  • his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(real is similar to ...) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

"concrete objects such as trees"

Definition 10: not to be taken lightly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems
  • to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real

(real is similar to ...) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"a serious student of history" "a serious attempt to learn to ski" "gave me a serious look" "a serious young man" "are you serious or joking?" "Don't be so serious!"

Definition 11: (of property) fixed or immovable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • real property consists of land and buildings

(real is similar to ...) (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

"tangible property like real estate" "tangible assets such as machinery"

Definition 12: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her actual motive
  • a literal solitude like a desert
  • a genuine dilemma

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(real is similar to ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

Definition 13: coinciding with reality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where real or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception

Synonyms for real in the sense of this definition

(real is similar to ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

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