ideally ideally  /aɪ ˈdi li/


  • (adv) in an ideal manner


  1. Skiffle music a sort of jug-band clatter ideally suited to inexpensive and homemade instruments was all the rage, and in 1957 Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen.
  2. They have to learn it, ideally from their fathers.
  3. Liberals want health care reform to include a public option that would, ideally in their view, pressure insurance companies to provide better coverage and lower costs.


  1. Slide Show: 5 charts to tell if stock buyers are too bullish

    Feelings. Nothing more than feelings. That about sums up the stock market on any trading day. Ideally we can approach investing with a cool hand and a poker face. But people being people, emotions get in our way — especially when real money is on the line.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  2. Allen Lessels' On Baseball The journey begins for NH minor leaguers

    The next group of New Hampshire standouts looking to work its way through the minor leagues and ideally up to Major League Baseball gets down to the business of playing for pay this week.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  3. Group giving back in the form of gardens

    Chris Smyth said, ideally, he would like to see a garden in the yard of every neighborhood resident.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer


  1. "The gold medal is great. I think it's perfect. Ideally, that's what everyone is shooting for. But the way I skied these last races is what matters. I would've been proud of that skiing with a medal or not," Miller said after turning in the...
    on Feb 21, 2010 By: Bode Miller Source: ABC News

  2. Hughes, who made wholesale changes to his side, said: "Ideally we would have preferred to have won the game but credit to Racing, they are a good team. Their motivation was to try and get into the next round. We had already qualified so that might...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Mark Hughes Source: SkySports

  3. Markets "are changing rapidly, and we're putting in place a leadership team that is ideally suited to help Morgan Stanley realize the opportunities ahead, while continuing to navigate the current challenging condition," Mack said in a statement.
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: John Mack Source: Forbes

Word of the Day
animosity animosity
/ˌæ nə ˈmɑ sə ti /