from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In actual truth or fact: The horseshoe crab isn't really a crab at all.
- adv. Truly; genuinely: That was a really enjoyable evening.
- adv. Indeed: Really, you shouldn't have done it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Actually; in fact; in reality.
- adv. Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
- interj. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.
- interj. Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity
- interj. Indicating affirmation, agreement.
- interj. Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Royally.
- adv. In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- in a real manner; with or in reality; in fact, and not in appearance only; in truth; actually; truly.
- Indeed; to tell the truth; as a fact: often used as a slight corroboration of an opinion or declaration, or interrogatively or exclamatorily to express slight surprise.
- Synonyms Truly, absolutely, certainly, verily, positively.
- Royally; in a royal or regal manner; like a king.
- To form or arrange again; recompose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in actual fact
- adv. in accordance with truth or fact or reality
- adv. in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
- adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
real + -ly (Wiktionary)