Definitions of ideal

  1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  3. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
  4. A mental conception or an individual regarded as the standard of perfection.
  5. The highest conception of anything.
  6. Highest conception.
  7. A model; type; highest conceivable state.
  8. Something imaginary.
  9. Intellectual conception or standard.
  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.
  11. Ideally.
  12. conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
  13. represented in the abstract rather than as they really are
  14. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
  15. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
  16. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
  17. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
  18. Imaginary.
  19. Existing in imagination only; visionary; impractical; conforming to a standard of perfection; perfect.
  20. Existing in idea: mental: existing in imagination only: the highest and best conceivable, the perfect, as opp. to the real, the imperfect.
  21. Existing in idea; mental; imaginative.
  22. Pertaining to ideas; exiting only in idea; reaching the highest conception.
  23. Existing in idea or conception; existing only in idea; visionary; phenomenal; the best conceivable; perfect.
  24. Existing in idea; mental; unreal.