For all your dictionary needs!
Header of reality


The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun reality:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun reality and its most common antonym:

Video footage: Woman Using 3D Virtual Reality Headset
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun reality

What does reality mean as a name of something?

Reality is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: realities

  1. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    • example: for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of reality: world
    • more generic word: experience = the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • more specific terms: real world / real life = the practical world as opposed to the academic world
  2. the state of being actual or real
    • example: the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of reality: realism / realness
    • antonym of reality: unreality
    • more generic word: actuality = the state of actually existing objectively
    • more specific word: fact = an event known to have happened or something known to have existed
    • attributes:
      • existent / real = being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence
      • unreal = lacking in reality or substance or genuineness
  3. the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: actuality = the state of actually existing objectively
    • more specific word: historicalness = the state of having in fact existed in the past
  4. the quality possessed by something that is real


  1. "Reality" is a 2012 Italian drama film directed by Matteo Garrone and stars Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, and Claudia Gerini. The narrative is set in the world of reality television, and follows a Neapolitan fishmonger who participates in Grande Fratello, the Italian version of Big Brother. The film won the Grand Prix award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Reality" a.k.a. "Haqeeqat" is a 1964 Hindi war-film directed by Chetan Anand.
  3. "Reality" is a film, directed by Quentin Dupieux.
  4. "Reality" is a film.
  5. "Reality" is a film.
  6. "Reality" is a 2003 short film directed by Steven Lippman.
  7. "Reality" a.k.a. "Rzeczywistość (film)": Rzeczywistość is a Polish historical film. It was released in 1961.


  1. "Reality" is the 23rd studio album by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released in 2003 on his Iso Records label, in conjunction with Columbia Records.
  2. "Reality" is a song performed by English singer Richard Sanderson. It was released in 1980 as an original soundtrack to the popular 1980 French film La Boum, which starred French actress Sophie Marceau. It was also served as theme song to 2011 Korean film Sunny.
  3. "Reality" is the second studio album by American pop group Dream. It was released in limited quantities in France in late 2005 over two years after the group had disbanded; it remained unreleased elsewhere until 2008, when it became available on the United States iTunes Store.
  4. "Reality" is the fourth album by Smooth. It was released on March 10, 1998 through Perspective Records and featured production from Chris Stokes and the production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This is her first album under Perspective Records after two albums recorded under Jive Records. It is also her first album where she sings on the entire project. Unlike her previous material, Reality contains a more diverse sound with elements of pop and alternative rock mixed into an R&B sound.
  5. "Reality" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney for his 2010 album Hemingway's Whiskey, from which it was released in October 2011 as the fifth single. The song became his 20th number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in early 2012.
  6. "Reality" is the debut studio album by British progressive rock band Second Hand, released in 1968. The album is sometimes considered to be one of the first progressive rock recordings, though the album The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack was released in late 1967. Actually, most of the album material was written and recorded in early 1967. However, the album is for a few years ahead of time and shows progressive touches much earlier than the classics of the genre, Yes, Genesis and King Crimson.
  7. "Reality" is a 1974 album by jazz bassist Monk Montgomery, one of his three solo albums. It was released on Philadelphia International Records.
  8. "Reality" is a song recorded by James Brown. Released as a single in 1975, it charted #19 R&B and #80 Pop. It also appeared on an album of the same name.
  9. "Reality" is a composition.
  10. "Reality" is a musical album of James Brown.
    • released in (40 years ago)
  11. "Reality" is a musical album of Wingdom.
    • released on (10 years ago)


  1. Reality is a musical group.
    • albums: "Who Killed the Golden Goose?", "Young Drunk Punks", "Blind to the Truth"
  2. Reality is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Dark Reality, Grim Reality, Death Reality, Harsh Reality, Reality Check, Stark Reality, Reality Crisis, Face of Reality, Fertile Reality, Kiss of Reality, Virtual reality, Banished Reality, Break of Reality, Far from Reality, Noise of Reality, Distorted Reality, Fall From Reality, Freaks of Reality, Reality Addiction and Spiritual Reality.


Reality is a record label.


  1. Reality is the conjectured state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.
    • also known as 現實
  2. Reality is a 2014 French-Belgian comedy-drama film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. The film premiered in the Horizons section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on 28 August 2014.
  3. Reality is a single by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in January 1988 on On-U Sound Records.

Phrases with Reality

Phrases starting with the word Reality:

  1. Reality TV
  2. Reality Show
  3. reality check
  4. Reality-Based
  5. reality principle
  6. Reality Challenged
  7. Reality television
  8. Reality Distortion Field

Phrases ending with the word Reality:

  1. in reality
  2. virtual reality
  3. Augmented reality
  4. Consensus reality

Other phrase containing the word Reality:

  1. Bite of the Reality Sandwich

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reality

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewThe Evolution of Policing (2013)

Worldwide Innovations and Insights by Melchor C. de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das

The reality is that the police cannot prevent crime by themselves. The police and the community are coproducers of crime reduction. 2. Local residents believe that they should not be included in crime prevention and intervention strategies.

Google previewThe Community of the Weak (2013)

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America by Hans-Peter Geiser

Reality is an African American roommate who lives with you for a year. Reality is a gay evangelical Christian and a gay Christian couple living together somewhere in greenpastured...

Reality is the laughter of a kid after having been told in the 1960s or in South Africa that segregation and racism are ...

Google previewFrom a Native Son (1996)

Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1985-1995 by Ward Churchill

DEATH SQUADS IN THE UNITED STATES Confessions of a Government Terrorist The reality is a continuum which connects Indian flesh...

Google previewHumanise (2015)

Why Human-Centred Leadership is the Key to the 21st Century by Anthony Howard

The reality is a polar opposite. 'People are our greatest asset' is one of...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (2012)

by Roy Latham

virtual reality related. cyberia [slang ] n. : Cyberspace. cybernaut n. : 1. A person who explores a simulated environment using an immersive virtual reality system. 2. Any practitioner of virtual reality.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Data in organization studies are representations that maintain a two-way correspondence between an empirical reality and a symbol system. Conceptual Overview All data are representations. Respondents' questionnaire answers ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

dynamic and polysymbolic reality, imbued with emotive and conceptual values: in other words, with true life. However, the above quotation is extremely helpful in enabling us to mark out the limits of the symbolic. If there is or if there may be a ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

reality television [also calledreality show] genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted situations, featuring ordinary people insteadof professional actors. Reality television covers a wide rangeof programming, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Reality. A good deal of social science literature has developed on justice in near past. A bulk of the literature attempt to determine the standards of distributive justice operative in social life: a common person's sense of justice. Thus, areas of ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Reality

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Reality

Click on an item to view that photo:


View more pictures about Harsh Reality, Reality Check, and Augmented reality.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of AUTOSHOW PRAHA, CZ - OCT 7, 2017: Virtual reality glasses in car video game. Boy with black Oculus VR RIFT or GO headset sits in moving sportscar seat, holds steering wheel, drives in unreal 3d space.Small photo of Young woman using a virtual reality headset with conceptual network linesSmall photo of Links with young woman using a virtual reality headsetSmall photo of Digital Screen with young woman using a virtual reality headsetSmall photo of Testing games. Young man wearing virtual reality headset and gesturing while sitting at his desk in creative officeSmall photo of Woman with virtual reality goggles. Studio shot, gray backgroundSmall photo of Happy young woman using a virtual reality headset More...

Video language resources about Reality

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and Reality Distortion Field.

See also the pronunciation examples of Reality!

Quotes about Reality

With a 'cup' full of sugar,
Reality will be squeezed out.
A reality will be squeezed out.
A reality will be squeezed out.

And with a 'cup' full of sugar,
Reality will be squeezed out...
In every hopeful,
Way! (Lawrence S. Pertillar)
more quotes about reality...

Scrabble value of R1E1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of REALITY

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Reality!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Reality to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary