HyperDic: actual

English > 5 senses of the word actual:
ADJECTIVEallactual, existentpresently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
allactualtaking place in reality
allactual, genuine, literal, realbeing or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
allactual, factualexisting in act or fact
allactualbeing or existing at the present moment
actual > pronunciation
Soundsae'kchahwahl; ae'kshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > actual: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpresently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.
Examples
  • "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"
  • "actual and imagined conditions"
Synonymexistent
Attribute ofactualityThe state of actually existing objectively
NarrowereffectiveExisting in fact
Oppositepotential, possibleExisting in possibility
Spanishexistente, real, verdadero
Catalanexistent, real, veritable
Nounsactualitythe state of actually existing objectively
Verbsactualizerepresent or describe realistically
actualizemake real or concrete
English > actual: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtaking place in reality; not pretended or imitated.
Examples
  • "we saw the actual wedding on television"
  • "filmed the actual beating"
Broaderreal, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Spanishmismísimo, mismo
Nounsactualitythe state of actually existing objectively
Verbsactualizemake real or concrete
English > actual: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningBeing or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
Example"her actual motive"
Synonymsgenuine, literal, real
Broadertrueconsistent with fact or reality
Spanishauténtico, genuino, real
Catalanautèntic, genuí, real
English > actual: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExisting in act or fact.
Examples
  • "rocks and trees...the actual world"
  • "actual heroism"
  • "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
Synonymfactual
Broaderreal, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Spanishefectivo, factual, real
Nounsactualitythe state of actually existing objectively
Adverbsactuallyin actual fact
Verbsactualizerepresent or describe realistically
actualizemake real or concrete
English > actual: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningBeing or existing at the present moment.
Example"the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
Broadercurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
Spanishactual, real
Catalanactual, real
Nounsactualitythe state of actually existing objectively

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