Meaning of REAL in English

REAL

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, ~, relating to things (in law), from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin & Late Latin; Medieval Latin ~is relating to things (in law), from Late Latin, ~, from Latin res thing, fact; akin to Sanskrit rayi property Date: 14th century of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (as lands or tenements), 2. not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory ; genuine , b. occurring or existing in actuality , of or relating to practical or everyday concerns or activities , existing as a physical entity and having properties that deviate from an ideal, law, or standard , having objective independent existence , fundamental , essential , e. belonging to or having elements or components that belong to the set of ~ numbers , concerned with or containing ~ numbers , ~-valued , measured by purchasing power , complete , utter , capable of being detected, ~ness noun II. noun Date: circa 1626 a ~ thing, III. adverb Date: 1718 very , Usage: Most handbooks consider the adverb ~ to be informal and more suitable to speech than writing. Our evidence shows these observations to be true in the main, but ~ is becoming more common in writing of an informal, conversational style. It is used as an intensifier only and is not interchangeable with ~ly except in that use. IV. noun (plural ~s or ~es) see: royal Date: 1555 a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions, V. noun (plural ~s or reis) Etymology: Portuguese, from ~ royal, from Latin regalis Date: 1951 a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal, see: money

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