Definition of 'ideal'
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By coincidence we have an ideal opportunity to judge. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He combined socialist ideals with a deep practical experience of how most people lived and thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Working with schools and colleges also provides an ideal opportunity to help to shape the skills of a future generation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In an ideal world, a producer would give this piece a longer life. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Alas, this is not an ideal world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The final trend reduces the shortlist to the ideal number - one! The Sun (2016)Its location in the Midlands near the motorway network makes it an ideal meeting place for people coming from different parts of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The UK government’s spending review would be an ideal place to do that. Computing (2010)It nonetheless represents an ideal toward which to strive. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Your ideal love has a gift for interpreting dreams. The Sun (2011)Our aim is to reach our ideal form. The Sun (2009)Media representations are a reflection of a larger cultural emphasis on beauty and body ideals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His socialism implied an ethical subscription to ideals of equality and liberty that was essentially democratic. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Popular planning is not a uniquely socialist ideal. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)The nursery area is not ideal and many consider it to be too steep. The Sun (2008)Whether he will have found his ideal job remains to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In an ideal world one would hold back the line until she was actually crying. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This made him the ideal person to cut records from that era. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Stay calm when you see an ideal place to live and be sure to discuss prices. The Sun (2006)What is the ideal place and activity outside work? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Probably not the ideal dinner party guest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We asked people about their ideal society. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It held out the romantic possibility of an ideal world. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA. (1989)She is an ideal role model for bigger women and is a realistic shape. The Sun (2007)Investing in property seemed the ideal thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This drop in grade looks an ideal opportunity for him. The Sun (2015)So what are we to make of this ideal landscape of love? Times, Sunday Times (2008)And here the political and the ethical ideals diverge. Philosophy at the Limit (1990)These individuals who have considerable earning power would seem to represent the ideal target consumers for financial services companies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is agriculture in an ideal form, where time seems to have stood still. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Perhaps this is partly because white patients are not chasing an African-American ideal of beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For a soft, feminine look ideal for wedding season, tone down the trend with pretty nudes. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'ideal'
British English: ideal /aɪˈdɪəl/ ADJECTIVE
The ideal person or thing for a particular purpose is the best one for it.
He is the ideal person for the job.
- American English: ideal
- Arabic: مِثَالِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ideal
- Chinese: 理想的
- Croatian: idealan
- Czech: ideální
- Danish: ideel
- Dutch: ideaal
- European Spanish: ideal
- Finnish: ihanteellinen
- French: idéal
- German: ideal
- Greek: ιδανικός
- Italian: ideale
- Japanese: 理想的な
- Korean: 이상적인
- Norwegian: ideell
- Polish: idealny
- European Portuguese: ideal
- Romanian: ideal
- Russian: идеальный
- Spanish: ideal
- Swedish: ideal
- Thai: ดีเลิศ
- Turkish: ideal
- Ukrainian: ідеальний
- Vietnamese: lý tưởng
British English: ideal NOUN
An ideal is a principle, idea, or standard that seems very good and worth trying to achieve.
The businessman stayed true to his ideals.
Definition of ideal from the Collins English Dictionary
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