I UK [aɪˈdɪəl] / US [aɪˈdɪəl] adjective ***
1) of the best or most suitable type

The fair provides an ideal opportunity for jobseekers and employers to meet.

Upgrading your computer seems the ideal solution.

I'm still several pounds above my ideal weight.

ideal for:

The sandy beaches are ideal for families with young children.

far from ideal (= not very good):

Conditions were far from ideal for racing.

2) [only before noun] as good as you can imagine, and probably too good to be real

They present themselves as an ideal family.

In an ideal world there would be no poverty.

II UK [aɪˈdɪəl] / US [aɪˈdɪəl] noun [countable]
Word forms "ideal":
singular ideal plural ideals
1) [often plural] an idea about what is good and right, that you try to follow in your life and behaviour

the socialist ideal of equality for all members of society

He has high ideals, but often fails to live up to them.

2) the best example of something that you can think of or imagine

Sophie represented his ideal of beauty.

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