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Definitions of ideal

  1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A mental conception or an individual regarded as the standard of perfection. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The highest conception of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Highest conception. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A model; type; highest conceivable state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Something imaginary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Intellectual conception or standard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A type or standard; an imaginary model of perfection; in painting and sculpture, that which goes beyond nature, yet is modelled upon it; bean ideal, that which unites in one form all the excellences found only in different individual forms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Ideally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. represented in the abstract rather than as they really are Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Imaginary. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Existing in imagination only; visionary; impractical; conforming to a standard of perfection; perfect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Existing in idea: mental: existing in imagination only: the highest and best conceivable, the perfect, as opp. to the real, the imperfect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Existing in idea; mental; imaginative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Pertaining to ideas; exiting only in idea; reaching the highest conception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Existing in idea or conception; existing only in idea; visionary; phenomenal; the best conceivable; perfect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Existing in idea; mental; unreal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ideal

  1. Never did there exist a more ideal being. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  2. We can't do as we would in an ideal world." – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
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