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English Dictionary: real by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
real
adv
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): very, really, real, rattling
adj
  1. 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
    Synonym(s): real, existent
    Antonym(s): unreal
  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"
    Antonym(s): unreal
  3. 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"
  4. capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
    Synonym(s): real, tangible
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): actual, genuine, literal, real
  6. of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
    Antonym(s): nominal
  7. 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
    Synonym(s): substantial, real, material
    Antonym(s): insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial
  8. (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings"
  9. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
    Synonym(s): veridical, real
n
  1. any rational or irrational number [syn: real number, real]
  2. the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
  3. an old small silver Spanish coin
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Real \Re"al\, n. [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See {Regal},
      and cf. {Ree} a coin.]
      A small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of
      account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.
  
      Note: A real of plate (coin) varied in value according to the
               time of its coinage, from 12[frac12] down to 10 cents,
               or from 6[frac12] to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon,
               or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or
               2[frac12] pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain
               was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which
               the franc is the unit.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Real \Re"al\, n.
      A realist. [Obs.] --Burton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Real \Re*al"\, a.
      Royal; regal; kingly. [Obs.] [bd]The blood real of
      Thebes.[b8] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Real \Re"al\, a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F.
      r[82]el. Cf. {Rebus}.]
      1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary;
            as, a description of real life.
  
                     Whereat I waked, and found Before mine eyes all
                     real, as the dream Had lively shadowed. --Milton.
  
      2. True; genuine; not artificial; counterfeit, or factitious;
            often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real
            Madeira wine; real ginger.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   real adj.   Not simulated.   Often used as a specific antonym to
   {virtual} in any of its jargon senses.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   real
  
      1. Not simulated.   Often used as a specific antonym to
      {virtual} in any of its jargon senses.
  
      2. {real number}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1997-03-12)
  
  
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