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1 real /ˈriːjəl/ adjective
1 real
/ˈriːjəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of REAL
: actually existing or happening : not imaginary
: not fake, false, or artificial
: important and deserving to be regarded or treated in a serious way
always used before a noun used for emphasis
: strong and sincere
always used before a noun, finance : measured by what money can actually buy at a particular time

for real

informal
US
: honest and serious
: genuinely good, skillful, etc.
: seriously or truly

get real

informal
: to start to think in a serious or reasonable way : to stop having foolish ideas, hopes, etc.

keep it real

informal
: to talk and behave in an honest and serious way that shows who you really are

the real deal

see 3deal

the real McCoy

see mccoy

the real thing

see thing

— realness

noun [noncount]
2 real /ˈriːjəl/ adverb
2 real
/ˈriːjəl/
adverb
Learner's definition of REAL
chiefly US, informal
: very or really
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