Meaning of IDEAL in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ aɪdi:əl ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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
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
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...
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006