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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
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" [syn: 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 [syn: real, 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"
       [ant: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: actual,
       genuine, literal, real]
    6: of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected
       for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
       [ant: 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 [syn: substantial, real, material]
       [ant: 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 [syn:
       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

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Real \Re*al"\ (r[asl]*[aum]l"), a.
   Royal; regal; kingly. [Obs.] "The blood real of Thebes."
   --Chaucer.
   [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
      [1913 Webster]

            Whereat I waked, and found
            Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
            Had lively shadowed.                  --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious;
      often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real
      Madeira wine; real ginger.
      [1913 Webster]

            Whose perfection far excelled
            Hers in all real dignity.             --Milton.
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   3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
      [1913 Webster]

            Many are perfect in men's humors that are not
            greatly capable of the real part of business.
                                                  --Bacon.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical
      value or meaning; not imaginary.
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   5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable,
      as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in
      distinction from personal or movable property.
      [1913 Webster]

   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.
      [1913 Webster]

   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.
          [1913 Webster]

                For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
                Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
                                                  --Dryden.
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                Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the
                reality of things.                --Locke.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"al), n. [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis.
   See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.]
   A former small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of
   money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary
   system.
   [1913 Webster]

   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. The peseta was introduced in 1868,
      and continued as the official currency of Spain (splitting
      temporarily into Nationalist and Republican pesetas during
      the civil war of the 1930's) until 2002. In 2002, the euro
      became the official currency of Spain and most other
      nations of the European Union.
      [1913 Webster + PJC]

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"al), n.
   A realist. [Obs.] --Burton.
   [1913 Webster]

6. The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003)
real
 adj.

    Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its
    jargon senses.


7. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
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)


8. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
REAL. A term which is applied to land in its most enlarged signification. 
Real security, therefore, means the security of mortgages or other 
incumbrances affecting lands. 2 Atk. 806; S. C. 2 Ves. sen. 547. 
     2. In the civil law, real has not the same meaning as it has in the 
common law. There it signifies what relates to a thing, whether it be 
movable or immovable, lands or goods; thus, a real injury is one which is 
done to a thing, as a trespass to property, whether it be real or personal 
in the common law sense. A real statute is one which relates to a thing, in 
contradistinction to such as relate to a person, 



9. U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000)
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


Thesaurus Results for real:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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