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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French reel, from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing), from Proto-Indo-European *reh₁ís (wealth, goods).

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real (comparative realer or more real, superlative realest or most real)

  1. True, genuine, not merely nominal or apparent.
    • 2007, Jim Kokoris, The Rich Part of Life: A Novel (ISBN 1429976438), page 179:
      [T]he real reason he didn't come was because he was scared of flying[.]
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55: 
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
  2. Genuine, not artificial, counterfeit, or fake.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
    This is real leather.
  3. Genuine, unfeigned, sincere.
    • Milton:
      Whose perfection far excelled / Hers in all real dignity.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27: 
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you [] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
    These are real tears!
  4. Actually being, existing, or occurring; not fictitious or imaginary.
    a description of real life
    • Milton:
      I waked, and found / Before mine eyes all real, as the dream / Had lively shadowed.
  5. That has objective, physical existence.
    No one has ever seen a real unicorn.
  6. (economics) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; measured in purchasing power (contrast nominal).
    My dad calculated my family's real consumption per month.
    What is the real GNP of this polity?
  7. (economics) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models.
  8. (mathematics, of a number) Being either a rational number, or the limit of a convergent infinite sequence of rational numbers: being one of a set of numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line.
  9. (law) Relating to immovable tangible property.
    real estatereal property
    • Francis Bacon
      Many are perfect in men's humours that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.
  10. Absolute, complete, utter.
    This is a real problem.
  11. (slang) Signifying meritorious qualities or actions especially as regard the enjoyment of life, prowess at sports, or success wooing potential partners.
    I'm keeping it real.
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AdverbEdit

real (not comparable)

  1. (US, colloquial) Really, very.
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NounEdit

real (plural reals)

  1. A commodity; see reality.
  2. (grammar) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages.
  3. (mathematics) A real number.
    • 2007, Mark Bridges, REAL ANALYSIS: A Constructive Approach, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, page 11:
      There have been several classical constructions of the reals that avoid these prob-
      lems, the most famous ones being Dedekind Cuts and Cauchy Sequences, named
      respectively for the mathematicians Richard Dedekind (1831 - 1916) and Augustine
      Cauchy (1789 - 1857). We will not discuss these constructions here, but will use a
      more modern one developed by Gabriel Stolzenberg, based on "interval arithmetic."
  4. (obsolete) A realist.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish real (royal), from Latin rēgālis (regal, royal).

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NounEdit

real (plural reales)

  1. Former unit of currency of Spain and Spain's colonies.
  2. A coin worth one real.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Portuguese real (royal), from Latin rēgālis (regal; royal).

NounEdit

real (plural reis or réis or reals)

  1. A unit of currency used in Portugal and its colonies from 1430 until 1911, and in Brazil from 1790 until 1942
  2. A coin worth one real.

NounEdit

real (plural reais or reals)

  1. A unit of currency used in Brazil since 1994. Symbol: R$.
    • 2011, Perry Anderson, "Lula's Brazil", London Review of Books, 33.VII:
      Within weeks of this bombshell, an aide to the brother of the chairman of the PT, José Genoino, was arrested boarding a flight with 200,000 reais in a suitcase and $100,000 in his underpants.
  2. A coin worth one real.
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  • (old Portuguese and Brazilian unit of currency): rei
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  • (current Brazilian unit of currency): centavo
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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin reālis (real, actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing).

AdjectiveEdit

real

  1. real (true, genuine)
  2. real (that has physical existence)

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GermanEdit

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real

  1. that has physical existence; real
  2. pertaining to reality; real, realistic
    Diese Geschichte ist nicht real.
    Sie ist ein kluges Mädchen; sie denkt real.
    reale Pläne
  3. (economics) real (not nominal), measured in purchasing power

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  • real in Duden online

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

real (feminine reale)

  1. Alternative form of roial

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PortugueseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing), from Proto-Indo-European *rēi- (thing; possession).

AdjectiveEdit

real m, f (plural reais; comparable)

  1. true, real
  2. that has physical existence; real
  3. (mathematics, of a number) being a member of the set of real numbers; real
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NounEdit

real m (plural reais)

  1. a real number

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Etymology 2Edit

Moeda brasileira de 1 real

From Latin rēgālis (royal), from rēx (king) + -alis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king).

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real m, f (plural reais; comparable)

  1. of or relating to the monarchy; royal; regal
  2. having the air or demeanour of a monarch; regal
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real m (plural reais)

  1. a former Spanish currency
  2. the current Brazilian currency

NounEdit

real m (plural reais or réis)

  1. a former currency of Portugal and its colonies (the plural later became réis)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French réel, from Late Latin reālis (real, actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing)

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real 4 nom/acc forms

  1. real

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (actual) from Latin rēs (matter, thing).

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real m, f (plural reales)

  1. real
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin rēgālis (regal, royal).

AdjectiveEdit

real m, f (plural reales)

  1. royal
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real m (plural reales)

  1. real (unit of currency)

SwedishEdit

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real (not comparable)

  1. objective, real, pertaining to real and physical objects

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real c

  1. short form of realskola or realskoleexamen
  2. real; currency of Brazil and formerly Portugal

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