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Definitions of ideal

  1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
  3. the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  4. constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception; " a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"
  5. conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
  6. represented in the abstract rather than as they really are
  7. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
  8. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
  9. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
  10. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
  11. Imaginary.
  12. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
  13. Existing in imagination only; visionary; impractical; conforming to a standard of perfection; perfect.
  14. A mental conception or an individual regarded as the standard of perfection.
  15. Ideally.
  16. Relating to an idea; imaginative; not real.
  17. Existing in idea: mental: existing in imagination only: the highest and best conceivable, the perfect, as opp. to the real, the imperfect.
  18. The highest conception of anything.
  19. Existing in idea; mental; imaginative.
  20. Highest conception.
  21. Pertaining to ideas; exiting only in idea; reaching the highest conception.
  22. A model; type; highest conceivable state.
  23. Something imaginary.
  24. Existing in idea or conception; existing only in idea; visionary; phenomenal; the best conceivable; perfect.
  25. Intellectual conception or standard.
  26. Existing in idea; mental; unreal.
  27. 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.
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Quotes of ideal

  1. The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. – Arthur Ashe
  2. You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it. – Faith Baldwin
  3. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her won way is without enemies. – Daisy Bates
  4. The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies. – Daisy Bates
  5. My idea of the ideal sex education site doesn't exist. – Susie Bright
  6. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  7. The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die. – Pierre de Coubertin
  8. Reality does not conform to the ideal but confirms it. – Gustave Flaubert
  9. Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal – Gustave Flaubert
  10. I have a picture of an ideal consciousness. – Henry Flynt
  11. The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting. – Edward Hopper
  12. You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'. Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. – Rich Lowry
  13. The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Renard
  14. Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. – George Sand

Usage examples for ideal

  1. It will be an ideal party- we four. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  2. It is an ideal place to rest. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  3. We can't do as we would in an ideal world." – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  4. It will be an ideal life. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  5. It was a wonderful game, and Isabelle thrilled to think that it was " her ideal who had suggested it. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  6. " I have found my ideal – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  7. It is ideal it's perfectly ideal Harry. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  8. The day of the race was ideal clear and warm and no wind blowing to speak of. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  9. What is an ideal marriage? – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  10. Never did there exist a more ideal being. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  11. It ought to have been ideal and- it wasn't. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  12. That the conditions were ideal it would be foolish to suppose; but that, for villagers at least, they had certain advantages over present conditions is not to be denied. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  13. Yes, we are loyal, as you are- loyal to a common ideal a common mission in the world. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. She is not my ideal of a good girl. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  15. Well, it looks as if we had fallen into an ideal spot for Boy Scouts." – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  16. " Our lives, even at the best, are far from being the ideal you present. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  17. It was an ideal spot. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  18. Suppose your ideal should come true? – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  19. " They would see that I am in love," he thought, " and shape my ideal for me in advance." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger

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