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reality

REAL'ITY, n.

1. Actual being or existence of any thing; truth; fact; in distinction from mere appearance.

A man may fancy he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.

2. Something intrinsically important, not merely matter of show.

And to realities yield all her shows.

3. In the schools, that may exist of itself, or which has a full and absolute being of itself, and is not considered as a part of any thing else.

4. In law, immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of property; as chattels which savor of the reality. [This word is so written in law, for reality.]



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REAL'ITY, n.

1. Actual being or existence of any thing; truth; fact; in distinction from mere appearance.

A man may fancy he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.

2. Something intrinsically important, not merely matter of show.

And to realities yield all her shows.

3. In the schools, that may exist of itself, or which has a full and absolute being of itself, and is not considered as a part of any thing else.

4. In law, immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of property; as chattels which savor of the reality. [This word is so written in law, for reality.]

RE-AL'I-TY, n. [Fr. realité.]

  1. Actual being or existence of any thing; truth; fact; in distinction from mere appearance. A man may fancy he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning. – Addison.
  2. Something intrinsically important, not merely matter of show. And to realities yield all her shows. – Milton.
  3. In the schools, that may exist of itself, or which has a full and absolute being of itself, anti is not considered as a part of any thing else. – Encyc.
  4. In law, immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of property; as, chattels which savor of the realty. [This word really is so written in law, for reality.] – Blackstone.

Re*al"i*ty
  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 a reality to me. Beattie.

  3. Loyalty; devotion.

    [Obs.]

    To express our reality to the emperor. Fuller.

  4. See 2d Realty, 2.
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Reality

REAL'ITY, noun

1. Actual being or existence of any thing; truth; fact; in distinction from mere appearance.

A man may fancy he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.

2. Something intrinsically important, not merely matter of show.

And to realities yield all her shows.

3. In the schools, that may exist of itself, or which has a full and absolute being of itself, and is not considered as a part of any thing else.

4. In law, immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of property; as chattels which savor of the reality [This word is so written in law, for reality ]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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