taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
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"
presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;
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
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"
of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
not to be taken lightly; "statistics dem
accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true"
devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"
proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"
as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"
having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north"
rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"