Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception; "a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"
a conception of something in its absolute perfection, as the dictionary says
a form of thought intermediate between an idea and the conceptions or notions which the intelligence generates of particular objects, and presents archetypes in conformity to which the elements of such conceptions may be blended in harmony with ideas
a perfect image, and establishes a true conception of the thing you want to create, or the event you want to bring about in your experience
a perfect image in the mind
a strange thing, you would never have given Hugh credit for harbouring the idea of one, neither would you have thought that the loss of it would have affected him, like, somehow, the loss of a vital organ
a synthesis of true fixed ideas, intended to be an object of attentive and sustained thought, and thus to influence conduct
a vision of the Ought-To-Be - some good to be attained
a perfect, often unobtainable, case The formula for a falling body cab easily be derived in the ideal case where there is no air resistance, but we know that the real situation is a little bit different.
Standard of excellence; the ultimate aim or object for which we are striving Usually related to values and goals; can be related to theory &/evidence.