Ideal - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal (syn: apotheosis, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon, saint)
- constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
It was an ideal spot for a vacation.
She is an ideal candidate for the job.
The conference provided us with an ideal opportunity to meet new people.
He hasn't lived up to his high ideals.
She considers the actress her ideal.
He is the very ideal of a friend.
The scheme offers an ideal opportunity for youngsters to get training.
With so much rain, conditions are far from ideal.
An elastic waist makes these jeans ideal for the larger woman.
In an ideal world there would be no need for a police force.
Are our ideals of beauty changing?
the ideal of a free and democratic society
the long-vanished ideals of the 1950s
a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content
Having my brother and his wife living nearby was an ideal arrangement for our family.