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Valid words made from Real

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4 letters words from 'real'

ARLE 4EARL 4
LAER 4LARE 4
LEAR 4RALE 4
REAL 4 

3 letters words from 'real'

ALE 3ARE 3
EAR 3ERA 3
LAR 3LEA 3

2 letters words from 'real'

AE 2AL 2
AR 2EA 2
EL 2ER 2
LA 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of real

real eral rael arel earl aerl rela erla rlea lrea elra lera rale arle rlae lrae alre lare ealr aelr elar lear aler laer

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Definitions and meaning of real

real

Etymology 1

From Middle English real, from Old French reel, from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing), from Proto-Indo-European *reh₁ís (wealth, goods).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rēəl, riəl, rēl, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːəl/, /ɹɪə̯l/, /ɹiːl/
  • Homophone: reel (some accents)

Adjective

real (comparative realer or more real, superlative realest or most real)

  1. True, genuine, not merely nominal or apparent.
  2. Genuine, not artificial, counterfeit, or fake.
  3. Genuine, unfeigned, sincere.
  4. Actually being, existing, or occurring; not fictitious or imaginary.
    a description of real life
  5. That has objective, physical existence.
  6. (economics) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; measured in purchasing power (contrast nominal).
  7. (economics) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models.
  8. (mathematics, of a number) Being either a rational number, or the limit of a convergent infinite sequence of rational numbers: being one of a set of numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line.
  9. (law) Relating to immovable tangible property.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Cunning
      Many are perfect in men's humours that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.
  10. Absolute, complete, utter.
  11. (slang) Signifying meritorious qualities or actions especially as regard the enjoyment of life, prowess at sports, or success wooing potential partners.
Synonyms
  • (true, genuine): true, actual
  • (genuine, not artificial): authentic, genuine, actual
  • (genuine, unfeigned): authentic, genuine, heartfelt, true, actual
  • (that has physical existence): actual
Antonyms
  • (true, genuine): imaginary, non-real, unreal
  • (genuine, not artificial): artificial, counterfeit, fake, sham
  • (genuine, unfeigned): feigned, sham, staged
  • (that has physical existence): fictitious, imaginary, made-up, pretend (informal)
  • (relating to numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line): imaginary
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

real (not comparable)

  1. (US, colloquial) Really, very.
Translations

Noun

real (plural reals)

  1. A commodity; see realty.
  2. (grammar) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages.
  3. (mathematics) A real number.
    • There have been several classical constructions of the reals that avoid these problems, the most famous ones being Dedekind Cuts and Cauchy Sequences, named respectively for the mathematicians Richard Dedekind (1831 - 1916) and Augustine Cauchy (1789 - 1857). We will not discuss these constructions here, but will use a more modern one developed by Gabriel Stolzenberg, based on "interval arithmetic."
  4. (obsolete) A realist.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish real (royal), from Latin rēgālis (regal, royal). Doublet of regal and royal.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: rāäl', IPA(key): /ɹeɪˈɑːl/
  • (US) enPR: rāäl', IPA(key): /ɹeɪˈɑl/

Noun

real (plural reales)

  1. Former unit of currency of Spain and Spain's colonies.
  2. A coin worth one real.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Portuguese real (royal), from Latin rēgālis (regal; royal).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: rāäl', IPA(key): /ɹeɪˈɑːl/
  • (US) enPR: rāäl', IPA(key): /ɹeɪˈɑl/

Noun

real (plural reis or réis or reals)

  1. A unit of currency used in Portugal and its colonies from 1430 until 1911, and in Brazil from 1790 until 1942.
  2. A coin worth one real.

real (plural reais or reals)

  1. A unit of currency used in Brazil since 1994. Symbol: R$.
    • 2011, Perry Anderson, "Lula's Brazil", London Review of Books, 33.VII:
      Within weeks of this bombshell, an aide to the brother of the chairman of the PT, José Genoino, was arrested boarding a flight with 200,000 reais in a suitcase and $100,000 in his underpants.
  2. A coin worth one real.
Synonyms
  • (old Portuguese and Brazilian unit of currency): rei
Meronyms
  • (current Brazilian unit of currency): centavo
Related terms
  • regal
  • royal
  • milreis
Translations

Anagrams

  • Arel, Earl, Elar, Lare, Lear, Rael, Raël, earl, lare, lear, rale

Asturian

Adjective

real (epicene, plural reales)

  1. real
  2. royal

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /reˈal/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis, from Latin rēs.

Adjective

real (masculine and feminine plural reals)

  1. real
Derived terms
  • nombre real
  • realment
Related terms
  • realitat

Etymology 2

Noun

real m (plural reals)

  1. real (currency of Brazil)

Further reading

  • “real” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “real” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “real” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “real” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (real, actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing).

Adjective

real

  1. real (true, genuine)
  2. real (that has physical existence)

Synonyms

  • aqiqiy, kerçek

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Estonian

Noun

real

  1. adessive singular of rida

Galician

Etymology 1

From Latin rēgālis (royal), from rēx (king) + -alis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king).

Adjective

real m or f (plural reais)

  1. royal
    Synonym: rexio
Related terms
  • realeza
  • rei

Noun

real m (plural reais)

  1. real (former unit of currency of Spain)
  2. real (unit of currency used in Brazil)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing), from Proto-Indo-European *rēy- (thing; possession).

Adjective

real m or f (plural reais)

  1. real (actually being, existing)
Derived terms
  • número real
Related terms
  • realidade
  • realismo
  • realista

Further reading

  • “real” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

German

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis. Doublet of reell.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁeˈal/
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

real (comparative realer, superlative am realsten)

  1. that has physical existence; real
  2. pertaining to reality; real, realistic
    Diese Geschichte ist nicht real.
    Sie ist ein kluges Mädchen; sie denkt real.
    reale Pläne
  3. (economics) real (not nominal), measured in purchasing power

Declension

Synonyms

  • (that has physical existence): echt, existent, bestehend, gegenständlich, dinglich

See also

  • sachlich, tatsächlich, wirklich

Further reading

  • real in Duden online

Middle English

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Old French reel, from Late Latin reālis.

Alternative forms

  • riall, realle, reale, ryall, reall

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛːal/, /ˈriːal/

Adjective

real

  1. (Late Middle English) real, true, factual
  2. (Late Middle English, law) concerning possessions
Descendants
  • English: real
  • Scots: real
References
  • “rēal (adj.(2))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-09.

Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman reial, from Latin rēgālis.

Adjective

real

  1. Alternative form of ryal

Noun

real

  1. Alternative form of ryal

Adverb

real

  1. Alternative form of ryal

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French real.

Adjective

real m (feminine singular reale, masculine plural reals, feminine plural reales)

  1. royal; Alternative form of royal

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Late Latin realis.

Adjective

real (masculine and feminine real, neuter realt, definite singular and plural reale)

  1. actual, real
Derived terms
  • realfag

Etymology 2

From Portuguese real, from Latin regalis.

Noun

real m (definite singular realen, indefinite plural realer, definite plural realene)

  1. the real, monetary unit of Brazil

References

  • “real” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Late Latin reālis, from Latin rēs (thing).

Adjective

real (masculine and feminine real, neuter realt, definite singular and plural reale)

  1. actual, real
  2. candid
Derived terms
  • realfag

Etymology 2

From Portuguese real, from Latin rēgālis.

Noun

real m (definite singular realen, indefinite plural real or realar, definite plural realane)

  1. (numismatics) the real, monetary unit of Brazil

References

  • “real” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • erla, lera, lêra, rale, rela

Old French

Adjective

real m (oblique and nominative feminine singular real or reale)

  1. royal; Alternative form of roial
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      El palés real venu sont
      They came into the royal palace

Declension

Descendants


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʁjaɫ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʁe.ˈaw/
  • Hyphenation: re‧al

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing), from Proto-Indo-European *rēy- (thing; possession).

Adjective

real m or f (plural reais, comparable)

  1. true, real
  2. that has physical existence; real
  3. (mathematics, of a number) being a member of the set of real numbers; real
Inflection

Noun

real m (plural reais)

  1. a real number

Related terms

  • realidade, realismo, realista, realístico, realizar, realmente

Etymology 2

From Latin rēgālis (royal), from rēx (king) + -alis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king).

Adjective

real m or f (plural reais, comparable)

  1. of or relating to the monarchy; royal; regal
  2. having the air or demeanour of a monarch; regal
Related terms
  • realengo, realeza, rei, reino

Noun

real m (plural reais)

  1. a former Spanish currency
  2. the current Brazilian currency

Noun

real m (plural reais or réis)

  1. a former currency of Portugal and its colonies (the plural later became réis)

Further reading

  • “real” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French réel, German real, both from Late Latin reālis (real, actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [reˈal]

Adjective

real m or n (feminine singular reală, masculine plural reali, feminine and neuter plural reale)

  1. real

Declension

Antonyms

  • nereal

See also

  • adevărat

Further reading

  • real in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)
  • Romanian vocabulary. In: Haspelmath, M. & Tadmor, U. (eds.) World Loanword Database. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reˈal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Late Latin reālis (actual), from Latin rēs (matter, thing).

Adjective

real (plural reales)

  1. real
Synonyms
  • verdadero
  • existente
Antonyms
  • irreal

Derived terms

Related terms
  • realidad
  • realista
  • realismo
  • realizar

Etymology 2

From Latin rēgālis (regal, royal), from rēx. Cognate with English regal and royal.

Adjective

real (plural reales)

  1. royal
Synonyms
  • regio
Antonyms
  • plebeyo

Noun

real m (plural reales)

  1. real (unit of currency)
  2. (Spain, historical, colloquial) a quarter of a peseta

Descendants

  • Arabic: ريال(riyāl)
    • Gulf Arabic: ريال(ryāl)
    • Malagasy: ariary
      • English: ariary
  • Irish: réal

Derived terms

Related terms

  • rey

Further reading

  • “real” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Adjective

real (not comparable)

  1. objective, real, pertaining to real and physical objects

Declension

Synonyms

  • saklig

Noun

real c

  1. Clipping of realskola.
  2. Clipping of realskoleexamen.
  3. real (currency of Brazil and formerly Portugal)

Declension

References

  • real in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Anagrams

  • lera

Source: wiktionary.org
  • REAK, (obsolete) to reckon, care for, heed.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)