Meaning of 'actually'

Find the meaning of the word ‘actually’

Valid in these dictionaries

  • TWL/NWL (Scrabble US/CA/TH)
  • SOWPODS/CSW (Scrabble UK / ALL)
  • ENABLE (Words with Friends)

Meaning of ‘actually’

4 definitions found.



used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated

Synonyms: in reality


in actual fact

Example: "to be nominally but not actually independent"

Synonyms: really


as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis

Example: "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"


at the present moment

Example: "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"

Synonyms: now

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

SCRABBLE® is a registered trademark and all the game's intellectual property rights in the USA and Canada belong to Hasbro Inc., while the rest of the world's rights belong to J.W. Spear & Sons Limited, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc. Hasbro, Mattel, and Spear are not associated, and Zynga's Words with Friends is a trademark. We have no affiliation with SCRABBLE®, Mattel, Spear, Hasbro, Zynga, or Words with Friends games in any way. The purpose of this site is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.

© Copyright 2023 -