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English definition of “real”


adjective     /rɪəl/
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)

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