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
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"
proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"
consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"
worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"