Really

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Re-ally \Re"-al*ly"\ (-l[imac]"), verb (used with an object) [Pref. re- + ally, v. t.] To bring together again; to compose or form anew. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Really \Re"al*ly'\ (r[=a]"[aum]l*l[=e]'), adverb Royally. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Really \Re"al*ly\ (r[=e]"al*l[y^]), adverb In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.

Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. --Swift.

Note: Really is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an opinion or a declaration.

Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old. --Young.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

really

adverb

1: in accordance with truth or fact or reality; "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us" [syn: {truly}, {genuinely}, {really}]

2: in actual fact; "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt" [syn: {actually}, {really}]

3: in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers); "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book" [syn: {in truth}, {really}, {truly}]

4: used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: {very}, {really}, {real}, {rattling}]


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