- 1actually existing or happening; not imagined or supposed
- 2genuine; not imitation or artificial
- 3very or extremely
Using real: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "real" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The movie is based on a real story.
She gave me a real diamond ring.
I'm in real trouble now.
real Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using real
used to tell someone that they are not being realistic or that they should try to understand the true facts of a situation
You can't expect to become a millionaire overnight. Get real!
She always keeps it real, never pretending to be someone she's not.
the genuine article; the real thing
This is the real McCoy, not some cheap knockoff.
Phrases with real
He made a fortune buying and selling real estate.
The data is updated in real time.
This restaurant is the real deal when it comes to Italian food.
Origins of real
from Old French 'reel', meaning 'actual, true'
Summary: real in Brief
The term 'real' [riːl] describes something that actually exists or happens, as opposed to being imagined or supposed. It can also mean genuine or very/extremely. Examples include 'The movie is based on a real story,' and 'She gave me a real diamond ring.' 'Real' extends into phrases like 'real estate,' and idioms like 'get real,' used to express disbelief or encourage realism.