adj. 真的; 真实的，实际的; 名副其实的; 严肃的; 十足的
Something that is real actually exists and is not imagined, invented, or theoretical.
No, it wasn't a dream. It was real...
Legends grew up around a great many figures, both real and fictitious.
If something is real to someone, they experience it as though it really exists or happens, even though it does not.
Whitechild's life becomes increasingly real to the reader.
A material or object that is real is natural or functioning, and not artificial or an imitation.
...the smell of real leather...
Who's to know if they're real guns or not?...
You can use real to describe someone or something that has all the characteristics or qualities that such a person or thing typically has.
...his first real girlfriend...
He's not a real alcoholic...
You can use real to describe something that is the true or original thing of its kind, in contrast to one that someone wants you to believe is true.
This was the real reason for her call...
Her real name had been Miriam Pinckus.
You can use real to describe something that is the most important or typical part of a thing.
When he talks, he only gives glimpses of his real self...
The smart executive has people he can trust doing all the real work.
You can use real when you are talking about a situation or feeling to emphasize that it exists and is important or serious.
Global warming is a real problem...
The prospect of civil war is very real...
You can use real to emphasize a quality that is genuine and sincere.
You've been drifting from job to job without any real commitment...
Germany has shown real determination to come to terms with the anti-Semitism of its past.
You can use real before nouns to emphasize your description of something or someone.
'It's a fabulous deal, a real bargain.'
'You must think I'm a real idiot.'
The real cost or value of something is its cost or value after other amounts have been added or subtracted and when factors such as the level of inflation have been considered.
...the real cost of borrowing.
You can use real to emphasize an adjective or adverb.
He is finding prison life 'real tough'...
I don't think you are trying real hard.
If you say that someone does something for real, you mean that they actually do it and do not just pretend to do it.
The sex scenes were just good acting. We didn't do it for real.
If you think that someone or something is very surprising, you can ask if they are for real .
Is this guy for real?
If you say that a thing or event is the real thing, you mean that it is the thing or event itself, rather than an imitation or copy.
The counterfeits sell for about $20 less than the real thing...
The Blairgowrie Highland Games, on the other hand, are the real thing rather than a media event.
1. any rational or irrational number
2. an old small silver Spanish coin
1. being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory;
2. no less than what is stated; worthy of the name;
3. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;
4. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin;
5. not to be taken lightly;
6. possible to be treated as fact;
7. being value measured in terms of purchasing power;
8. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;
9. (of property) fixed or immovable;
10. coinciding with reality;
11. founded on practical matters;
1. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
genuine, authentic, actual, real, true, factual
the real thing
Aunt Mary's a real conservative. She's totally opposed to women going out to work.
If she said that, she was telling a real whopper.
My father opened a real can of worms when he took over the ailing company and tried to get it doing business.
It's not real leather; it's only an imitation.
The police suspect that the device is not a real bomb but a dummy.