Definition of real

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • real is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 4
  • real is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 4
  • real is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 5

Definition of real


  • being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. actual
    2. genuine
    3. literal
  • used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal (adverb)

    Examples

    1. a really enjoyable evening
    2. I'm real sorry about it

    Synonyms

    1. rattling
    2. really
    3. very
  • capable of being treated as fact (adjective)

    Examples

    1. his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor

    Synonyms

    1. tangible
  • having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. material
    2. substantial
  • any rational or irrational number (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. real number
  • being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory (adjective)

    Examples

    1. real objects
    2. real people; not ghosts
    3. a film based on real life
    4. a real illness
    5. real humility
    6. Life is real! Life is earnest!

    Synonyms

    1. existent
  • coinciding with reality (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. veridical
  • an old small silver Spanish coin (noun)
  • no less than what is stated; worthy of the name (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the real reason
    2. real war
    3. a real friend
    4. a real woman
    5. meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal
    6. it's time he had a real job
    7. it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money
  • not to be taken lightly (adjective)

    Examples

    1. statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems
    2. to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real
  • (of property) fixed or immovable (adjective)

    Examples

    1. real property consists of land and buildings
  • of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation (adjective)

    Examples

    1. real prices
    2. real income
    3. real wages
  • the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos (noun)

See definition of real in Merriam Webster

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