Often used by someone to describe themselves as "genuine" or "authentic". It is perhaps the most overused and generic word in current use, rendering it almost meaningless. Browse any personals advertisements and every other person who lacks a sufficiently descriptive vocabulary will describe themselves as "real".
I am for real.
by A May 19, 2004
1.adv: The action of being true to the code of ethics of one's self, culture, and environment. ie: keep it real

2.n: An enhanced, extreme, version of reality that usually alludes to a violent existence.
1."I beat up my teacher cuz he was wearing the wrong colors. You know I keep it real"

2. "Shit gets mad real over in Iraq"
by Telly D. May 19, 2005
to be down to earth; have a grip on reality
"I'm real what you get is what you see" - J Lo...whos probably da last person to say that line. But iz a good example.
by go2sleep bia September 27, 2003
To have an idgaf attitude about what people think about your actions and/or who you are. Being able to say fuck everyone with out...really giving a fuck. Being able to be your own individual and not be afraid to stand out. Admitting your flaws as well as you confidence.
Heyy Caroline and Ty are a little to fucking real. I can't believe they asked Obama if he wants to die now or on 2012!
by OhShit! November 18, 2010
Simply discribing something that is not fake
A Tribe Called Quest is real, most other rappers today aren't.
by Sam Q. August 29, 2005
1).adj; The action of being true to one's self as well as being true to others.

2.)adj; being exactly as appears or as claimed

3.)adj. free from any intent to deceive or impress others
I don't have many "friends" because it's hard to find someone that is real these days.

I don't play pretend , we live in the Real world

I've kept it real when everyone around me is fake.

The most important people are the one's who tell the truth and keep it real, rather than someone who thinks they have to put on a front and be fake when they around.
by feleisha lynn spry August 27, 2011
An abbreviation of really meaning "seriously".
The situation hit reals close to home.

He was for reals.
by Jmoo April 20, 2008
A term used when someone agrees with you.
You know the way he treated that girl was not right.

Real. Real.
by sbj9210 December 10, 2008

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