ideal ideal  /aɪ ˈdil/


  1. (n) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  2. (n) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  3. (adj) conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
  4. (adj) constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
  5. (adj) of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas


  1. There's this violent ideal that boys can fall into, and by following that ideal it sort of assuages their negative self-feelings.
  2. The most powerful woman in Russia, and hence the official ideal for all others, is Minister of Culture Ekaterina Furtseva, 50, wife, mother, only female on the all-powerful Party.
  3. Robotic Cat An ideal mate for someone who could use a pet's love, but is unable to care for the real thing.


  1. Netflix to add user profiles to streaming accounts by late summer 2013

    Definitely ideal for customizing content recommendations among multiple people that share a single Netflix Instant account, the streaming video company plans to launch user profiles in the coming months.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  2. Mentor Announces Launch of CPX™4 Tissue Expander in EMEA

    BRUSSELS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shape an ideal path to reconstruction Following FDA approval for the US market in April, Mentor, leading global manufacturer of the highest quality breast implants ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. New Suunto Quest GPS at HRWC Ideal for Runners

    The new Suunto Quest GPS watch is light at 1.5 ounces and makes the ideal watch for runners trying to keep the weight on the wrist less, says the Heart Rate Watch Company. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "He also has style, elegance and a sense of occasion," Mark and Condon said in a joint statement. "Hugh is the ideal choice to host a celebration of the year's movies - and to have fun doing it."
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Bill Condon Source:

  2. "By electing me speaker, you have brought us closer to the ideal of equality that is America's heritage and hope," Pelosi told colleagues.
    on Jan 4, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Reuters

  3. "Those tend to be the best parts of your career. Those are the best times and the funnest," Modano said. "That would really be ideal if that were to happen where you could say it ended on a good positive rather than missing the playoffs for...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Mike Modano Source: The Associated Press

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animosity animosity
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