Adjective actual has 6 senses
  1. actual, existent - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
    Antonyms: potential, possible, latent
  2. actual - taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
    unreal (indirect, via real)
  3. actual, genuine, literal, real - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
    Antonym: false (indirect, via true)
  4. actual, factual - of the nature of fact; having actual existence; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
    Antonym: unreal (indirect, via real)
  5. de facto, actual, factual - existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
  6. actual - being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
    noncurrent (indirect, via current)