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Real (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

Real is the eighth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on August 30, 2000. It was the band's last original studio album before a prolonged hiatus. It reached number one on the Oricon chart and sold over a million copies, being certified by the RIAJ.

One of the singles from the album, " Stay Away", is a playable song in the computer game DrumMania 4th Mix.

Real (Michael Sweet album)

Real is the second full-length solo album by Christian rock singer and Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, released in 1995 by Benson Music Group.

The album features a softer, mellower sound than the previous album. There's also an acoustic version of Stryper's hit "Always There for You".

Though it received less acclaim than its predecessor, the album achieved three No. 1 singles and received a Dove award nomination.

A music video for the title track was released alongside it.

Real (manga)

is a manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue that deals with wheelchair basketball. It has been serialized in Weekly Young Jump since 1999, with the chapters collected into 14 tankōbon volumes to date by Shueisha. By 2013, the first 12 volumes had sold over 14 million copies in Japan alone.

Although not as popular as Inoue's Slam Dunk, Real is a more serious take on basketball with more character development in a realistic setting. It is also aimed at a more mature audiences, being a seinen manga series serialized in Weekly Young Jump.

Real (hypermarket)

Real (stylized real,-) is a European hypermarket, member of the German trade and retail giant Metro AG. It was formed in 1992, from the merger of chains divi, Basar, Continent, Esbella and real-kauf.

Real (Plumb song)

"Real" is the lead single from Plumb's studio album Beautiful Lumps of Coal. It reached the No. 41 position in the UK. The single was released digitally and physically.

Real

Real may refer to:

  • Reality, the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be.
  • Real numbers, in mathematics, extension of the rational numbers (and opposed to imaginary numbers)

Real (TV channel)

Real was a Urdu entertainment channel launched by Turner International India Pvt Ltd. in a 50:50 joint venture with Alva Brothers Entertainment on 2 March 2009 based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Real (Bright album)

is the second studio album from Bright under the Rhythm Zone record label of the Avex Group, released on 24 February 2010. The album came in three versions: a CD+DVD version, a CD only version, and a CD only version with different cover art (only available to the Kinki region of Japan). With the first press of the CD+DVD and CD only versions came a poster. The album sold 4,437 copies in its first week, peaking at #38 on the Oricon charts.

Football Hour's Nozomu Iwao starred in the album's commercial advertisement.

Real (Belinda Carlisle album)

'Real ' is the fifth studio album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, first released on September 29, 1993. The album has a genre of mainly pop songs written by Charlotte Caffey, Thomas Caffey, Ralph Schuckett and half co-written by Carlisle. It was the second Belinda Carlisle album where Rick Nowels had no writing or producing credits and was also Carlisle's first album where she contributed to the producing. The album cover was designed by Tom Dolan and is a departure for Carlisle, who presented a glamorous look on all her previous covers, choosing a "jeans and tee shirt" look instead this time without make-up. The album features a cover version of The Graces pop rock song " Lay Down Your Arms".

Real (Ivy Queen album)

Real is the fourth studio album by Puerto Rican reggaetón recording artist Ivy Queen, released on November 21, 2004, by Universal Music Latino. Initially to be Queen's debut full-length English-language studio album, it featured collaborations with hip hop and fellow reggaetón artists Hector El Father, Fat Joe, Getto & Gastam, La India, Gran Omar and Mickey Perfecto. The album was primarily produced by Rafi Mercenario, and included guest production by American producer Swizz Beatz, Puerto Rican producers Ecko, Noriega, Monserrate and DJ Nelson. The executive producers were Goguito "Willy" Guadalupe, Gran Omar and Queen.

Real is Queen's only record with a Parental Advisory label. The album departs from the lyrical content characterizing Queen's musical style, detailing hood life in Puerto Rico and love. It alternates musically between reggaetón and hip hop, experimenting with electronica, funk, dancehall, pop, R&B, and acoustic ballads. The wide range of styles and musical exploration earned Real mainly positive reviews from critics. Many praised Queen's raspy vocals and production quality, whilst others criticized the lack of instrumentation.

Spawning three singles (" Chika Ideal", " Rociarlos" and " Dile"), Real peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, number four on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart and number six on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart. "Chika Ideal" and "Rociarlos" failed to attain chart success, although the former reached the top ten of Terra Networks' music-video countdown. "Dile" peaked at number eight on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, earning Queen three Billboard Latin Music Award nominations (including one for Tropical Airplay Track of the Year, Female). Several other tracks, including "Tócame" and "Baila Así", received airplay on Anglophone and Hispanophone radio stations in the United States.

Real is regarded as a factor in 2004's reggaetón exposure to mainstream English-speaking markets, along with Queen's previous album (her 2003 studio recording, Diva) and albums by Daddy Yankee and Tego Calderón. It became one of the best-selling albums of 2005 (along with her fifth studio album, Flashback), with sales of both going "through the roof". Queen then embarked on concert tours of Latin America and the United States; she also promoted the album with a network television-news segment detailing her career and struggle for respect in reggaetón, performing "Chika Ideal" on Don Francisco Presenta. The album was re-released on September 25, 2007 by Machete Music, but failed to impact the charts.

Real (Ednita Nazario album)

Real is the 19th studio album and 23rd studio album recorded by Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario. The album was released on December 11, 2007 in Puerto Rico and North America by Sony BMG. The first single of this album are No te Mentía (English: I Was Not Lying). After the warm welcome to the first single, "No te Mentía", the album is ready to go to market on December 11. "Real" includes a work by producer Armando Avila ( La 5ª Estación) and Graeme Pleeth ( Sonique). Is the album number 23 of Ednita, "Real", was recorded between London, Nashville, Mexico City and Miami. The album debuted at #1 in Billboard's Top Latin Albums and Top Latin Pop Albums, selling about 18,067 in one week. The album received a Latin Grammy nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Album".

Real (Ponce)

Real is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Anón, Coto Laurel, Guaraguao, Quebrada Limón, Marueño, and San Patricio, and the coastal barrios of Canas and Capitanejo, Real is one of the municipality's nine bordering barrios. It borders the municipality of Juana Diaz. It was founded in 1878.

Real (James Wesley song)

"Real" is a song written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton and recorded by American country music artist James Wesley. It was released in May 2010, and it peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs in 2011.

Real (Gorgon City EP)

"Real" is a song and extended play (EP) by English production duo Gorgon City. It features the vocals from Yasmin. The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 17 February 2013. The song has peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Indie Chart.

The song appears on their debut album Sirens.

Real (Goo Goo Dolls song)

"Real" is a song by the Goo Goo Dolls that is featured on the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, a compilation containing exclusive tracks by different artists to benefit and encourage the U.S. Olympic Team. The song was also released on to iTunes stores, with the exception of stores in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The song was later released onto the remaining iTunes stores on , coinciding with the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

John changed the first line of the lyrics to "You read the news, the stories never change" in the live versions he played after the Europe 2008 tour, probably because the original line also appears in Stay With You: "These streets, turn me inside out".

Real (IU EP)

Real (stylized as REAL) is the third Korean-language extended play (EP) by South Korean singer-songwriter and actress IU. It was released and distributed by LOEN Entertainment on December 9, 2010. The special edition of the album was sold out during pre-order, which revealed the high anticipation for the album. IU collaborated with some of top vocalists and producers in South Korea such as Yoon Jong-shin, Kim Hyeong-seok, Lee Min-soo, Kim Eana, Shinsadong Tiger, and Choi Gap-won to work on the album. The album's success strengthened the singer's position as the "Nation's Sweetheart" in her native country.

Real (2013 film)

Real, known in Japan as is a 2013 Japanese science fiction drama film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Takeru Satoh and Haruka Ayase. It is Kurosawa's first feature film since Tokyo Sonata (2008). It is based on Rokuro Inui's novel A Perfect Day for Plesiosaur. The film was released on June 1, 2013 in Japan. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and at the 2013 New York Film Festival.

Real (Mika Nakashima album)

Real is a studio album by the Japanese singer Mika Nakashima. The album was first released in Japan on January 30, 2013 (for the Valentine's Day season), in Regular and Limited editions.

The non-single track Kioku was used as the Casio Sheen commercial song. Epilogue was the ending theme song for the TV program GRACE OF JAPAN ~Shizen no Naka no Kami~.

This album debuted at number 1 in the Oricon weekly charts, and marked the first time in 4 years for the singer to top said chart for either a single or album since Voice (released in November 2008); it was also her first chart topping work in Japan after she made a comeback from the 6-month hiatus resulting from her patulous auditory tube disorder.

It has also been released in Taiwan and South Korea.

Some presses of the album come with a bookmark denoting the artist and album name on one side, and a picture of a flower with the words "Be Real...Be Mine" on the other side of the bookmark.

Real (The Word Alive album)

Real (stylized as REAL.) is the third studio album by American metalcore band The Word Alive. It was released on June 10, 2014 through Fearless Records and was produced by Cameron Mizell and John Feldmann. Vocalist Telle Smith discussed the sound of the album in an interview stating that the album would feature some of the heaviest songs they have ever written and some of the most melodic with no unclean vocals in some tracks. On December 20, 2013 the band released their first studio update for their forthcoming album with the first update detailing the sound of the guitars on the album.

Real (residence)

During the time of Sharq al-Andalus a real (from the ArabicRiyad) was a kind of orchard or garden, with some kind of building as summer residence that used to belong to a member of Andalusian urban oligarchy, located around the cities or large farmhouses.

In this sense, in other areas of Al-Andalus it is also used the word Almunia. An example would be Real Palace of Valencia, although the term '' Real '' continues within the Catalan to Arabism, present in many place names like Secar de la Real in Palma de Mallorca, the Montroy and Real de Gandia, or the same Pla del Real in Valencia. It is very common to confuse etymology with a derivative of royal or relating to the king, which is more explicit in the case of the Real Palace as it was royal residence.

Real (2016 film)

Real is an upcoming South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jung-sub and starring Kim Soo-hyun.

Real (Lydia Loveless album)

Real is the fourth studio album by American musician Lydia Loveless. It is scheduled for release on August 19, 2016 by Bloodshot Records.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

real

I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a genuine/real desire
▪ All her life she had a genuine desire to help the poor.
a proper/real understanding
▪ They lacked any real understanding of the subject.
a real advantage (=a definite advantage)
▪ The new system has some real advantages.
a real bargain
▪ In the market you can sometimes pick up a real bargain.
a real benefit
▪ To get some real benefit from the exercise, you should continue for at least half an hour.
a real challenge (=a difficult one)
▪ On Monday, Sharapova faced her first real challenge of the tournament.
a real fire (=one that burns wood or coal)
▪ There was a real fire blazing in the fireplace.
a real hassle (=used to emphasize that something is very annoying or causes a lot of problems)
▪ Carrying a heavy bag around all day is a real hassle.
a real impactinformal (= a big impact)
▪ The film made a real impact on cinema audiences.
a real nightmare
▪ The situation with our neighbours is a real nightmare!
a real obstacle (=a serious one)
▪ The lack of oil and gas resources in Northeast Asia is a real obstacle to the region's economic development.
a real peach
▪ Jan’s a real peach.
a real possibility (=something that is quite likely)
▪ At this moment, a recession is a real possibility.
a real problem
▪ They quickly found that their real problem lay with marketing.
a real risk
▪ There is a real risk that there could be another war.
a real sense of sth (=a strong feeling)
▪ Children need to feel a real sense of belonging.
a real strength
▪ The play's real strength is the way it explores relationships.
a real threat
▪ These measures pose a real threat to the future of agriculture.
a real thrill
▪ Playing in such an important game must be a real thrill.
a real worry
▪ It's a real worry that he is so far away.
a real/awful/terrible etc nuisance
▪ The dogs next door are a real nuisance.
a real/clear need (=one that really exists)
▪ There is a real need for after-school care in our area.
a real/genuine concern
▪ Pensions are a genuine concern to many people.
a realistic/real/serious option (=something that you can really choose to do)
▪ I wanted to start my own business but financially it was never a realistic option.
a real/serious alternative
▪ Co-operation offers the only real alternative.
a real/true hero
▪ The real heroes were the guys who fought in the front lines.
genuine/real admiration
▪ ‘Where did you learn to do that?’ she asked with genuine admiration.
genuine/real amusement
▪ He laughed out loud with genuine amusement.
genuine/real enthusiasm
▪ She talked about the project with genuine enthusiasm.
genuine/real pleasure
▪ She smiled with genuine pleasure.
in a (very) real sense (=used to emphasise that a statement or description is true)
▪ The truth is that in a very real sense most families in Britain are not poor.
little real
▪ The laboratory tests are of little real value.
real ale
real anger
▪ There is real anger about the amount of money that has been wasted.
real drag
▪ It’s a real drag having to travel so far to work every day.
real emotion (=very strong emotion)
▪ There was real emotion in his voice.
real estate agent
real estate
▪ a fall in the value of real estate
real gentleman
▪ Mr Field was a real gentleman.
real live
▪ We were so excited to see real live elephants.
real love
▪ You could see real love in their eyes.
real power
▪ The real power lay with the President’s advisers.
real property
real satisfaction (=great satisfaction)
▪ There is real satisfaction in helping other people to overcome their problems.
real smoothie
▪ Kyle’s a real smoothie.
real stinker
▪ This cold I’ve got is a real stinker.
real talent
▪ She has real talent and with a little help she could go far.
real treat
▪ When we were kids, a trip to the beach was a real treat.
real wages (=a calculation of how much your wages will buy, usually compared to how much you were able to buy in the past)
▪ Average real wages rose by 26% between 1919 and 1929.
real/genuine commitment
▪ The job demands real commitment to teaching.
real/genuine excitement
▪ A goal two minutes from the end provided the game's only genuine excitement.
real/genuine hardship
▪ Prolonged illness can cause real hardship for many families.
sb's real parents (=their biological parents)
▪ I was thrilled to have found my real parents.
sb’s real/true identity
▪ The true identity of the author was not revealed until 100 years later.
sb’s real/true motive
▪ What were his true motives for offering her the job?
significant/real progress
▪ Significant progress has been made in reducing nuclear weapons.
the real purpose
▪ What was the real purpose of their visit?
the real reason
▪ What do you think was the real reason for their decision?
the real solution (=the only good solution)
▪ The real solution to the waste problem is to produce much less waste.
the real value (=its value after considering inflation)
▪ The real value of their salaries has fallen.
true/real happiness (=having all the qualities which happiness should have)
▪ At last, she found true happiness with a man she loved.
true/real joy
▪ How can I find true joy in life?
your true/real self (=your real character)
▪ At last he had revealed his true self.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
ale
▪ The Campaign now has more paid-up members than it did at the height of the 1970s real ale revival.
▪ Left to its own devices, real ale stays in a drinkable condition for about a week.
▪ Draught Tartan, Export, Harp and Carlsberg deluxe, real ale.
▪ Good wine list, many excellent malt whiskies, real ale.
▪ There was always the real ale to stave off the effects of ageing for a while.
▪ It was too fizzy and too gassy to drink and I acquired a taste for real ale.
▪ Variety of wines, whisky and real ale.
▪ Excellent wine list, over 70 whiskies, real ale.
estate
▪ It will Bteach real estate agents about the customs of minority groups.
▪ There are also special rules for depreciation of real estate.
▪ The real estate descended to the heir in accordance with rules laid down by statutes of 1833 and 1859.
▪ Today, he has built a successful real estate business for him-self.
▪ Corrie M.. Anders, Examiner real estate editor, covers real estate and housing.
▪ Other ventures have failed, but now she wants to sell real estate.
▪ But as more bonds were backed by real estate, institutional investors were learning.
life
▪ And besides, ladies in real life don't feel those things, you know.
▪ In real life, neither proceeds in the linear, additive fashion envisioned in workbooks.
▪ Swoon and Basic Instinct aren't real life, remember?
▪ If she had happened to be a woman out of touch with real life, that would have bored him.
▪ A: Usually from things that happen in real life, from things that my three kids have done.
▪ In real life the onlookers are part of the activity and usually join in.
▪ And one could tell from the restful silence in the car that they shared a very real life together.
possibility
▪ In time, a world divided into trading blocks would be a real possibility.
▪ With Bobbie, unsound judgments were not a real possibility.
▪ Mutual respect is a real possibility in such activities.
▪ With all this brass flying overhead, conflicting orders were a real possibility.
▪ Where this situation is a remote but real possibility escape or rescue sets should be stored for emergency use.
▪ More recently, the threat of Quebec's secession confronted the country with the very real possibility of political breakup.
▪ Since the province was a hotbed of gentry resistance to the emancipation, confrontation looked a real possibility.
▪ Easier divorce makes ending an unsatisfactory marriage a real possibility.
problem
▪ It's in the middle where their real problems lie.
▪ We got a real problem on our hands.
▪ The real problem was that many students felt unable to ask for help when they were in difficulty.
▪ Toy problems may converge in a reasonable amount of time; real problems may magnify the task beyond reasonable limits.
▪ But it is not the level of pay that is the real problem.
▪ This scenario demonstrates a real problem with a significant population of individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness.
▪ However, there are now real problems and the solutions to them can no longer be delayed or fudged.
▪ This creates a real problem in the life of a young adult.
reason
▪ This thoughtless response is so much easier than confronting the real reasons, as it has an inevitability about it.
▪ Because I know the real reason she wants to leave.
▪ For an ugly moment I had been convinced she had guessed the real reason for my avid professional interest in Bill Francis.
▪ But the real reason I went was this: I just felt like seeing something stupid.
▪ This was just an excuse: the real reason they wanted to come was that they very much needed food at home.
▪ Basically, she knew the real reason why she shunned the group was because of her shyness.
▪ However, as soon as we reached our new vantage I understood the real reason why he had wanted to move.
▪ The individual whose own income is going up has no real reason to incur the opprobrium of this discussion.
thing
▪ Choreographically, James was the real thing.
▪ So on your beefy splurge night, enjoy the real thing.
▪ Now, his songs are intended as the real thing, but widely assumed to be some sort of parody.
▪ We enjoy these tasks for themselves; it is a pleasure to do real things in a real house.
▪ How disappointed would you be if you went to a game and they made you watch a video instead of the real thing?
▪ But we ended up with nothing but the taste of real things on our tongues.
▪ The real thing is much more complex.
▪ It turns out that one is a knockoff, the other, the real thing.
time
▪ I said we needed a weekend, real time, for both of us, and you said give it time.
▪ Although they require considerable self-training, such networks are potentially very fast and can work in real time.
▪ Video and other images can be captured, manipulated and displayed in real time.
▪ In other words, this is all happening in real time.
▪ This is the so-called imaginary direction of time, at right angles to real time.
▪ It is the pace at which things work, played out in real time.
▪ Why doesn't one just stick to the ordinary, real time that we understand?
▪ The neural network approach requires fewer resources than conventional statistical methods, and further, can process data in real time.
world
▪ To assume that he responds directly to data from the real world is to oversimplify the relationship between his inputs and outputs.
▪ The real world would not be so forgiving.
▪ Looking back, that square was my gateway to the real world - and the gate could only work one way.
▪ In the real world nature has an answer for every question.
▪ I sit at the bar and watch the real world go by.
▪ No reality, he wrote, only images masquerading as reality, only dreams masquerading as the real world.
▪ In the real world of business, marketing and sales people do not treat customers as resistors.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be a (real) piece of work
the real McCoy
▪ "Is it a Rolex watch?" "Yes, it's the real McCoy."
▪ The dress had a designer label, but I couldn't tell if it was the real McCoy or a cheap imitation.
▪ The moment I smelled the cigar, I knew it was the real McCoy.
▪ This is genuine malt whiskey - the real McCoy.
▪ He has yet to prove, though, that this patch is the real McCoy, the birthplace of a hot-spot plume.
▪ Walter stayed in the North, felt at home there, so his books are authentic - the real McCoy.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Real commitment is needed from everyone on the team if we're going to make this project work.
real leather
▪ All of the characters are based on real people.
▪ Are those flowers real or artificial?
▪ He's never had a real job.
▪ He didn't show any real regret for the suffering he had caused.
▪ He sounds like a real jerk.
▪ His problems are very real. I don't think you should laugh at him.
▪ Is that a real diamond?
▪ Jack isn't their real father.
▪ Jane's been a real friend to me over the years.
▪ Marilyn Monroe's real name was Norma Jean Baker.
▪ Now that's real coffee!
▪ People call him Baz, but his real name is Reginald.
▪ She's a real tomboy!
▪ She was clearly in real pain.
▪ So what's the real reason you were late?
▪ The real issue is how can we help prevent heart disease?
▪ The house is a real mess.
▪ The noise is becoming a real problem.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In the developed countries the effects have been stagnant wages and high real interest rates.
▪ My new firm gave me the chance to make a real difference.
▪ Someday, I think, it will evolve into a place with real golf spirit.
▪ Sometimes this happens with a fishing style, small improvements, slight changes. but no real leaps forward.
▪ This is, of course, just what happens in a real tree.
▪ When Phil started in Dayton you were watching real people talk about things they were really concerned about.
▪ You will have real choice as to how your pension payments are invested.
II.adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
good
▪ This was real good of you, Clarence.
▪ Some people do it real good.
▪ I thought you did real good this morning.
▪ I feel real good about his marketing skills.
▪ A lot of guys do real good with the two hours you spend on the court each day.
▪ You did real good, Bob.
▪ The team needed it and I felt real good up there, real confident.
▪ Lissen, and lissen real good, chink boy.
nice
▪ Me: Much of the neighborhood is, and they keep it up real nice, Neighborhood Watch and all.
■ VERB
get
▪ A lot of commanders flying these missions liked to get real close to get a good look.
▪ They get real intense, real soon.
▪ I got real serious about it.
▪ Everybody got real excited about this otter and started running back and forth, sort of following it upriver.
▪ When it got older it got real fat and started to growl at me.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Carla's little boy is real cute.
▪ He got up real close to the bear and took a picture.
▪ I think it was real sweet that she called me herself.
▪ The sidewalk was real wet and slippery.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He was real sensitive during the dinner, and so was Ann.
▪ I felt something real heavy on my chest.
▪ I know my kids real well.
▪ I remember all this part real clear.
▪ I tried to pray, real hard I tried.
▪ Maybe I just twisted it real bad.
▪ This was real good of you, Clarence.
▪ You got to get a permit for those, and the permits are real expensive, okay?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Real

Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"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 121/2 down to 10 cents, or from 61/2 to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon, or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or 21/2 pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which the franc is the unit.

Real

Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"al), n. A realist. [Obs.]
--Burton.

Real

Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"al), a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F. r['e]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.

    Whose perfection far excelled Hers in all real dignity.
    --Milton.

  3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]

    Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.
    --Bacon.

  4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.

  5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.

    Chattels real (Law), such chattels as are annexed to, or savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See Chattel.

    Real action (Law), an action for the recovery of real property.

    Real assets (Law), lands or real estate in the hands of the heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor.

    Real composition (Eccl. Law), an agreement made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof.
    --Blackstone.

    Real estate or Real property, lands, tenements, and hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property; property in houses and land.
    --Kent.
    --Burrill.

    Real presence (R. C. Ch.), the actual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches there is a belief in a form of real presence, not however in the sense of transubstantiation.

    Real servitude, called also Predial servitude (Civil Law), a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor.
    --Erskine.
    --Bouvier.

    Syn: Actual; true; genuine; authentic.

    Usage: Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we often say, ``It actually exists,'' ``It has actually been done.'' Thus its reality is shown by its actuality. Actual, from this reference to being acted, has recently received a new signification, namely, present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment.

    For he that but conceives a crime in thought, Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
    --Dryden.

    Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the reality of things.
    --Locke.

Real

Real \Re*al"\ (r[asl]*[aum]l"), a. Royal; regal; kingly. [Obs.] ``The blood real of Thebes.''
--Chaucer.

WordNet

real

  1. n. any rational or irrational number [syn: real number]

  2. an old small silver Spanish coin

  3. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]

real

  1. adv. 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" [syn: very, really, rattling]

  2. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]

real

  1. adj. 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 [syn: existent] [ant: 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" [syn: real(a)] [ant: unreal]

  3. 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" [syn: actual, genuine, literal]

  4. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold" [syn: true]

  5. 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"

  6. possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor" [syn: tangible]

  7. being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages" [ant: nominal]

  8. 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 [syn: substantial, material] [ant: insubstantial]

  9. (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"

  10. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson [syn: veridical]

  11. founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"

  12. [also: reis (pl), reales (pl)]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

real

early 14c., "actually existing, true;" mid-15c., "relating to things" (especially property), from Old French reel "real, actual," from Late Latin realis "actual," in Medieval Latin "belonging to the thing itself," from Latin res "matter, thing," of uncertain origin. Meaning "genuine" is recorded from 1550s; sense of "unaffected, no-nonsense" is from 1847.\n\nGenerally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

[Margery Williams, "The Velveteen Rabbit"]

\nReal estate is first recorded 1660s and retains the oldest English sense of the word. Noun phrase real time is early 19c. as a term in logic and philosophy, 1953 as an adjectival phrase; get real, usually an interjection, was U.S. college slang in 1960s, reached wide popularity c.1987.

real

"small Spanish silver coin," 1580s, from Spanish real, noun use of real (adj.) "regal," from Latin regalis "regal" (see regal). Especially in reference to the real de plata, which circulated in the U.S. till c.1850 and in Mexico until 1897. The same word was used in Middle English in reference to various coins, from Old French real, cognate of the Spanish word.\n\nThe old system of reckoning by shillings and pence is continued by retail dealers generally; and will continue, as long as the Spanish coins remain in circulation.

[Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]

\nHe adds that, due to different exchange rates of metal to paper money in the different states, the Spanish money had varying names from place to place. The Spanish real of one-eighth of a dollar or 12 and a half cents was a ninepence in New England, one shilling in New York, elevenpence or a levy in Pennsylvania, "and in many of the Southern States, a bit." The half-real was in New York a sixpence, in New England a fourpence, in Pennsylvania a fip, in the South a picayune.
Wiktionary

real

Etymology 1 a. true, genuine, not merely nominal or apparent. adv. (context US colloquial English) really, very. n. 1 A commodity; ''see'' reality. 2 (context grammar English) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages. 3 (context mathematics English) A real number. 4 (context obsolete English) A realist. Etymology 2

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

n. 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.

Gazetteer

Real -- U.S. County in Texas

Population (2000): 3047
Housing Units (2000): 2007
Land area (2000): 699.912987 sq. miles (1812.766238 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.130253 sq. miles (0.337354 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 700.043240 sq. miles (1813.103592 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 29.776707 N, 99.872864 W
Headwords:
Real
Real, TX
Real County
Real County, TX

Usage examples of "real".

Could Enron use mark-to-market accounting in a business that, at this point, had no real market?

A third hypothesis, which may be seen as complementary to the second, is that today capital continues to accumulate through subsumption in a cycle of expanded reproduction, but that increasingly it subsumes not the noncapitalist environment but its own capitalist terrain-that is, that the subsumption is no longer formal but real.

But owing to the stupid money system, which these laborers them selves help to keep in force, the results of their combined efforts were either usurped by an unproductive class fortunate enough to be born rich, or those shrewd enough to accumulate money, such as trust managers, bankers, real estate speculators, stock jobbers, and brokers, gamblers, burglars, money loan swindlers, high salaried clergymen, etc.

The multitude is the real productive force of our social world, whereas Empire is a mere apparatus of capture that lives only off the vitality of the multitude-as Marx would say, a vampire regime of accumulated dead labor that survives only by sucking off the blood of the living.

On the contrary, we have seen that many of the great myths of cataclysm seem to contain accurate eye-witness accounts of real conditions experienced by humanity during the last Ice Age.

The Culture - the real Culture, the wily ones, not these semi-mystical Elenchers with their miserable hankering to be somebody else - had been known to give whole Affronter fleets the run-around for several months with not dissimilar enticements and subterfuges, keeping them occupied, seemingly on the track of some wildly promising prey which turned out to be nothing at all, or a Culture ship with some ridiculous but earnestly argued excuse, while the Culture or one of its snivelling client species got on - or away - with something else somewhere else, spoiling rightful Affronter fun.

The judge used the lawyer he appointed to take the real plea, which was a deal with cooperation, all the while continuing to pretend that what happened in the presence of lawyer number one-a mock plea allocution, a sentence, and a resentence-was true.

In recounting her experiences as the pioneer of Christian Science, she states that she sought knowledge concerning the physical side in this research through the different schools of allopathy, homeopathy, and so forth, without receiving any real satisfaction.

No doubt real allosaurs were not subject to blind collisions, but these were mere machines.

Where we read that, after the casting of lots, the sample lives are exhibited with the casual circumstances attending them and that the choice is made upon vision, in accordance with the individual temperament, we are given to understand that the real determination lies with the Souls, who adapt the allotted conditions to their own particular quality.

We all looked on with horrified amazement as we saw, when he stood back, the woman, with a corporeal body as real at that moment as our own, pass through the interstice where scarce a knife blade could have gone.

The stump of a stem protruded from the amplexicaul curve at the top, as if it had been a real apple.

In the particular instance of which I have given you a relation, Mircalla seemed to be limited to a name which, if not her real one, should at least reproduce, without the omission or addition of a single letter, those, as we say, anagrammatically, which compose it.

Reason recognising it as such a nature, you may not hope to see it with mortal eyes, nor in any way that would be imagined by those who make sense the test of reality and so annul the supremely real.

It would have been such an anticlimax to turn back now, and yet her first taste of the real flavor of Africa had been disconcerting.