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