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Ideal meaning

ideal - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
  2. 2. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
  3. 3. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
  4. 4. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
  5. 5. Imaginary.
  6. 6. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
  7. 7. Existing in idea; mental; imaginative.
  8. 8. Highest conception.

ideal - examples of usage

  1. Miss Watson has always been my ideal and I did wish her to see me at my best.
  2. These people know no ideal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " Quite one's ideal of a poet, is it not, Mr. Rodney? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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