1. Being or occurring in fact or actuality;
    Having verified existence;
    Not illusory (synset 301939402)
    "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"
  2. No less than what is stated;
    Worthy of the name (synset 301944611)
    "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. Not to be taken lightly (synset 302126996)
    "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
  4. Capable of being treated as fact (synset 300013681)
    "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
  5. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something (synset 302470192)
    "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"; "a genuine dilemma"
  6. Of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation (synset 301946213)
    "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  7. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact;
    Not imaginary (synset 300628097)
    "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against"
  8. (of property) fixed or immovable (synset 302400973)
    "real property consists of land and buildings"
  9. Coinciding with reality (synset 301948221)
    "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"
  1. Any rational or irrational number (synset 113752012)
  2. The basic unit of money in Brazil;
    Equal to 100 centavos (synset 113690013)
  3. An old small silver Spanish coin (synset 113410750)
  1. Used as intensifiers;
    `real' is sometimes used informally for `really';
    `rattling' is informal (synset 400032295)
    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

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