Definition Of ideal


a person or thing regarded as perfect.

you're my ideal of how a man should be

existing only in the imagination; desirable or perfect but not likely to become a reality.

in an ideal world, we might have made a different decision

satisfying one's conception of what is perfect; most suitable.

the swimming pool is ideal for a quick dip

Example Of ideal

  • Affordable housing is an ideal rather than a reality.

  • As a director you want to put on great plays to attract great actors and Mr Pinter is absolutely ideal for that.

  • Both major political parties have already aired the concept of vouchers, and diagnostics would be ideal for a pilot.

  • By adding project extranet capabilities to the core CAD applications, the company has helped make that ideal a working reality for many firms.

  • Democrats like to blather interminably about democracy, which presumably represents their ideal .

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