real adjective Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “real” - Learner’s Dictionary


NOT IMAGINED A2 existing and not imagined: He's not real you know, he's just a character in a book. Romance is never like that in real life.Reality and truth
TRUE B1 true and not pretended: What was the real reason she didn't come? Is that your real name?Reality and truth
NOT ARTIFICIAL A2 not artificial or false: real fur/leather It's not a toy gun, it's the real thing.Reality and truthNatural and artificial
FOR EMPHASIS [always before noun] B2 used to emphasize a noun: She was a real help.Reality and truth
→  See also the real McCoy , Get real!
(Definition of real adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More