a conception of something in its perfection.
a standard of perfection or excellence.
a person or thing conceived as embodying such a conception or conforming to such a standard, and taken as a model for imitation:
Thomas Jefferson was his ideal.
an ultimate object or aim of endeavor, especially one of high or noble character:
He refuses to compromise any of his ideals.
something that exists only in the imagination:
To achieve the ideal is almost hopeless.
Mathematics. a subring of a ring, any element of which when multiplied by any element of the ring results in an element of the subring.
conceived as constituting a standard of perfection or excellence:
regarded as perfect of its kind:
an ideal spot for a home.
existing only in the imagination; not real or actual:
Nature is real; beauty is ideal.
advantageous; excellent; best:
It would be ideal if she could accompany us as she knows the way.
based upon an ideal or ideals:
the ideal theory of numbers.
pertaining to a possible state of affairs considered as highly desirable.
pertaining to or of the nature of idealism.
a conception of something that is perfect, esp that which one seeks to attain
a person or thing considered to represent perfection: he’s her ideal
something existing only as an idea
a pattern or model, esp of ethical behaviour
conforming to an ideal
of, involving, or existing in the form of an idea
of or relating to a highly desirable and possible state of affairs
of or relating to idealism
ideal i·de·al (ī-dē’əl, ī-dēl’)
A conception of something in its absolute perfection.
One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence.
noun, plural ilia [il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the broad, upper portion of either hipbone. noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə) 1. the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone noun 1. the Latin name for ancient Troy subilium sub·il·i·um (sŭb-ĭl’ē-əm) n. The portion of the ilium contributing to the acetabulum. […]
noun (pl) -imagoes, -imagines (-ɪˈmædʒəˌniːz) 1. the first winged stage of the mayfly, with dull opaque wings, known to anglers as a dun, before it metamorphoses into the shiny gauzy imago or spinner See also dun2 (sense 3), spinner (sense 6)
noun 1. the slitting of the underside of the penis to the urethra, performed as a puberty rite among some tribal peoples, especially in Australia.
noun, plural subindexes, subindices [suhb-in-duh-seez] /sʌbˈɪn dəˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. an index to a part or subdivision of a larger category. 2. inferior (def 11). noun (pl) -dices (-dɪˌsiːz), -dexes 1. another word for subscript (sense 2) 2. (US) an index to a subcategory