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Meaning of REALITY

Pronunciation:  ree'alitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality possessed by something that is real
  2. [n]  all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
  3. [n]  the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
  4. [n]  the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be; "businessmen have to face harsh realities"
 

REALITY is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: realism, realness, world
 
 Antonyms: irreality, unreality, unreality
 
 See Also: actuality, corporeality, experience, fact, historicalness, materiality, physicalness, real life, real world

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Realities}. [Cf. F.
r['e]alit['e], LL. realitas. See 3d {Real}. and cf. 2d
{Realty}.]
1. The state or quality of being real; actual being or
   existence of anything, in distinction from mere
   appearance; fact.

         A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in
         reality he does not comprehend his meaning.
                                               --Addison.

2. That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not
   imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has
   objective existence, and is not merely an idea.

         And to realities yield all her shows. --Milton.

         My neck may be an idea to you, but it is reality to
         me.                                   --Beattie.

3. [See 1st {Realty}, 2.] Loyalty; devotion. [Obs.]

         To express our reality to the emperor. --Fuller.

4. (Law) See 2d {Realty}, 2.

 

 

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