|n.||1.||A former small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.|
|a.||1.||Royal; regal; kingly.|
|1.||Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.|
|2.||True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to |
|3.||Relating to things, not to persons.|
|4.||(Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.|
|5.||(Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.|
|Noun||1.||real - any rational or irrational number|
Synonyms: real number
|2.||real - an old small silver Spanish coin|
|Adj.||1.||real - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow|
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
|2.||real - no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"|
unreal - not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art"
|3.||real - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"|
|4.||real - not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"|
|5.||real - not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"|
|6.||real - possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"|
|7.||real - being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"|
nominal - being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power; "nominal or face value"
|8.||real - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare|
|9.||real - (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"|
|10.||real - coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson|
|11.||real - founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"|
|Adv.||1.||real - used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"|
POINDING, REAL, or poinding of the ground, Scotch law. Though it be properly
a diligence, this is generally considered by lawyers as a species of real
action, and is so called to distinguish it from personal poinding, which is
founded merely on an obligation to pay.
2. Every debitum fundi, whether legal or conventional, is a foundation for this action. It is therefore competent to all creditors in debts which make a real burden on lands. As it proceeds on a, real right, it may be directed against all goods that can be found on the lands burdened but, 1. Goods brought upon the ground by strangers are not subject to this diligence. 2. Even the goods of a tenant cannot be poinded for more than his term's rent, Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 4, 1, 3.
REAL. A term which is applied to land in its most enlarged signification.
Real security, therefore, means the security of mortgages or other
incumbrances affecting lands. 2 Atk. 806; S. C. 2 Ves. sen. 547.
2. In the civil law, real has not the same meaning as it has in the common law. There it signifies what relates to a thing, whether it be movable or immovable, lands or goods; thus, a real injury is one which is done to a thing, as a trespass to property, whether it be real or personal in the common law sense. A real statute is one which relates to a thing, in contradistinction to such as relate to a person,
|1.||real - Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its jargon senses.|
|2.||(mathematics)||real - real number.|