1. Adjective.  Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact.
  2. Adjective.  Factual, real, not just apparent or even false.
  3. Adjective.  In action at the time being; now existing.
  4. Adjective.  (obsolete) Active, not passive.
  5. Adjective.  Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.
  6. Noun.  An actual, real one; notably:.

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