Meaning of IDEAL in English

IDEAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ aɪdi:əl ]

( ideals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An ideal is a principle, idea, or standard that seems very good and worth trying to achieve.

The party has drifted too far from its socialist ideals...

N-COUNT : oft N of n

2.

Your ideal of something is the person or thing that seems to you to be the best possible example of it.

...the Japanese ideal of beauty...

N-SING : oft poss N

3.

The ideal person or thing for a particular task or purpose is the best possible person or thing for it.

She decided that I was the ideal person to take over the job...

= perfect

ADJ

4.

An ideal society or world is the best possible one that you can imagine.

We do not live in an ideal world...

ADJ : ADJ n

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