Definition of ideal in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɪəl
, ʌɪˈdiːəl/


  • 1Satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable: the swimming pool is ideal for a quick dip this is an ideal opportunity to save money
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    • Light and easy to wear, this beachwear classic is ideal for perfecting that all-over-tan.
    • These organizations can make you aware of internship opportunities, which are ideal for giving you experience and exposure into the industry.
    • Otherwise, the concept was ideal for providing theatre experience for young actors.
    perfect, best possible, consummate, supreme, absolute, complete, copybook, flawless, faultless, without fault, exemplary, classic, archetypal, model, ultimate, quintessential


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late Middle English (as a term in Platonic philosophy, in the sense 'existing as an archetype'): from late Latin idealis, from Latin idea (see idea).

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