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reality

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Noun
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re=al=i=ty
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9 in 9 verses (in OT : 4 in 4 verses) (in NT : 5 in 5 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

realityn. [Cf. F. réalité, LL. realitas. See 3d Real, and cf. 2d Realty.].
  •  The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.  [1913 Webster]
    "A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "And to realities yield all her shows."  [1913 Webster]
    "My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Loyalty; devotion.  [1913 Webster]
    "To express our reality to the emperor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  See 2d Realty, 2.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

reality, n. (pl. -ies)
1 what is real or existent or underlies appearances.
2 (foll. by of) the real nature of (a thing).
3 real existence; the state of being real.
4 resemblance to an original (the model was impressive in its reality).

Idiom
in reality in fact.
Etymology
med.L realitas or F r{eacute}alit{eacute} (as REAL(1))

DEVIL DICTIONARY

reality

n. The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum.

THESAURUS

reality

accomplished fact, actuality, adventure, authenticity, circumstance, confirmability, demonstratability, doubtlessness, entelechy, episode, eternal verities, event, experience, fact, factuality, fait accompli, genuineness, good sooth, grim reality, hap, happening, happenstance, historical truth, historicity, in reality, incident, incontestability, incontrovertibility, indisputability, indubitability, indubitableness, irrefragability, irrefutability, materiality, matter of fact, not a dream, objective existence, occasion, occurrence, particular, phenomenon, provability, questionlessness, really, sooth, the true, trueness, truth, truthfulness, turn of events, ultimate truth, unconfutability, undeniability, unerroneousness, unfallaciousness, unfalseness, unimpeachability, unquestionability, unrefutability, veracity, verifiability, verity, very truth

ROGET THESAURUS

reality

Existence

N existence, being, entity, ens, esse, subsistence, reality, actuality, positiveness, fact, matter of fact, sober reality, truth, actual existence, presence, coexistence, stubborn fact, hard fact, not a dream, no joke, center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle, ontology, existing, existent, under the sun, in existence, extant, afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent, undestroyed, real, actual, positive, absolute, true, substantial, substantive, self-existing, self-existent, essential, well-founded, well-grounded, unideal, unimagined, not potential, authentic, actually, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, indeed, de facto, ipso facto, ens rationis, ergo sum cogito, thinkest thou existence doth depend on time?.

Truth

N truth, fact, reality, plain fact, plain matter of fact, nature, truth, verity, gospel, gospel truth, God's honest truth, orthodoxy, authenticity, veracity, correctness, correctitude, accuracy, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, delicacy, rigor, mathematical precision, punctuality, clockwork precision, conformity to rule, nicety, orthology, ipsissima verba, realism, plain truth, honest truth, sober truth, naked truth, unalloyed truth, unqualified truth, stern truth, exact truth, intrinsic truth, nuda veritas, the very thing, not an illusion, real Simon Pure, unvarnished tale, unvarnished truth, the truth the whole truth and nothing but the trut, just the thing, real, actual, veritable, true, right, correct, certain, substantially true, categorically true, definitively true, true to the letter, true as gospel, unimpeachable, veracious, unreconfuted, unconfuted, unideal, unimagined, realistic, exact, accurate, definite, precise, well-defined, just, just so, so, strict, severe, close, literal, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, religiously exact, punctual, mathematical, scientific, faithful, constant, unerring, curious, particular, nice, delicate, fine, clean-cut, clear-cut, verified, empirically true, experimentally verified, substantiated, proven (demonstrated), rigorously true, unquestionably true, true by definition, genuine, authentic, legitimate, orthodox, official, ex officio, pure, natural, sound, sterling, unsophisticated, unadulterated, unvarnished, unalloyed, uncolored, in its true colors, pukka, well-grounded, well founded, solid, substantial, tangible, valid, undistorted, undisguised, unaffected, unexaggerated, unromantic, unflattering, truly, verily, indeed, really, in reality, with truth, certainly, actually, in effect, exactly, ad amussim, verbatim, verbatim et literatim, word for word, literally, literatim, totidem vervis, sic, to the letter, chapter and verse, ipsissimis verbis, ad unguem, to an inch, to a nicety, to a hair, to a tittle, to a turn, to a T, au pied de la lettre, neither more nor less, in every respect, in all respects, sous tous les rapports, at any rate, at all events, strictly speaking, the truth is, the fact is, rem acu tetigisti, en suivant la verite, ex facto jus oritur, la verita e figlia del empo, locos y ninos dicen la verdad, crazy people and children tell the truth, nihil est veritatis luce dulcius, veritas nunquam perit, veritatem dies aperit, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.


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