ideal


ideal
adj.
ideal.
m.
ideal, goal, aspiration.
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ideal
adjetivo
1 ideal
2 familiar (perfecto) marvellous
nombre masculino
1 ideal
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noun m. adj.
ideal
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1.
ADJ ideal

es el marido ideal — he is the ideal husband

un mundo ideal — an ideal world

nuestra casa ideal — our dream house o home

lo ideal es poder hacerlo tú mismo — ideally you would be able to do it yourself, the ideal thing is to be able to do it yourself

lo ideal sería que el aparcamiento fuera gratis — ideally the parking would be free, the ideal thing would be for the parking to be free

lo ideal para ella sería un piso en el centro — the ideal thing for her would be a flat in the centre of town

2. SM
1) (=modelo) ideal

el ideal de belleza masculina — the ideal of masculine beauty

2) (=deseo) ideal

mi ideal es vivir junto al mar — my ideal is to live by the sea

3) pl ideales (=valores) ideals

jóvenes sin ideales — young people with no ideals

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I
adjetivo ideal

una sociedad ideal — a perfect society

lo ideal sería estar todos juntos — ideally, we would all be together

II
masculino
a) (prototipo) ideal
b) (aspiración) dream
c) ideales masculino plural (valores, principios) ideals (pl)
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= ideal, ideally suited, idealised [idealized, -USA], picture-perfect.
Ex. This arrangement is ideal for well-defined subjects which coincide neatly with the interest of the library user.
Ex. For this reason alone, the printed catalogue is not ideally suited to a rapidly changing stock.
Ex. Figure 165 shows such a pyramid in its idealized form.
Ex. The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
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* conseguir un ideal = attain + ideal, achieve + ideal.
* ideal democrático = democratic ideal.
* ideal para = well suited to/for.
* ideal romántico = romantic ideal.
* mundo ideal, el = ideal world, the.
* no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
* resultar ideal = prove + ideal.
* ser ideal = suit + best, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
* ser ideal para Uno = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
* ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
* situación ideal = ideal situation.
* traicionar los ideales de uno mismo = betray + Posesivo + own ideals.
* vivir de acuerdo con + Posesivo + ideales = live up to + Posesivo + ideals.
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I
adjetivo ideal

una sociedad ideal — a perfect society

lo ideal sería estar todos juntos — ideally, we would all be together

II
masculino
a) (prototipo) ideal
b) (aspiración) dream
c) ideales masculino plural (valores, principios) ideals (pl)
* * *
= ideal, ideally suited, idealised [idealized, -USA], picture-perfect.

Ex: This arrangement is ideal for well-defined subjects which coincide neatly with the interest of the library user.

Ex: For this reason alone, the printed catalogue is not ideally suited to a rapidly changing stock.
Ex: Figure 165 shows such a pyramid in its idealized form.
Ex: The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
* conseguir un ideal = attain + ideal, achieve + ideal.
* ideal democrático = democratic ideal.
* ideal para = well suited to/for.
* ideal romántico = romantic ideal.
* mundo ideal, el = ideal world, the.
* no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
* resultar ideal = prove + ideal.
* ser ideal = suit + best, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
* ser ideal para Uno = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
* ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
* situación ideal = ideal situation.
* traicionar los ideales de uno mismo = betray + Posesivo + own ideals.
* vivir de acuerdo con + Posesivo + ideales = live up to + Posesivo + ideals.

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ideal1
adjective
ideal
el coche ideal para la ciudad the ideal town car
es el regalo ideal para él it's the perfect present o the ideal gift for him
describe lo que para él sería la sociedad ideal he describes his idea of a perfect society
lo ideal sería estar or lo ideal sería que estuviéramos todos en el mismo hotel ideally, we would all be in the same hotel
ideal2
masculine
1 (prototipo) ideal
el ideal de belleza ahora es … the ideal of beauty nowadays is …, the idea of perfect beauty nowadays is …
2 (aspiración) dream
3 ideales mpl (valores, principios) ideals (pl)
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ideal adjetivo
ideal
■ sustantivo masculino
a) (prototipo) ideal

b) (aspiración) dream

c)

ideales sustantivo masculino plural (valores, principios) ideals (pl)

ideal
I adjetivo ideal: es un sitio ideal para acampar, it's a perfect place to pitch a tent
II mf
1 (modelo) ideal: el ideal de belleza masculina, he's the archetype of masculine perfection
2 (objetivo) goal, aim: su único ideal es casarse y tener hijos, his main aim in life is to get married and have children
III mpl (creencias, convicciones) ideals pl
'ideal' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
ánimo
- causa
- prestarse
- óptimo
- perfecto
English:
cause
- fight
- ideal
- ideally
- job
- location
- material
- never-never land
- quintessential
- street
- suited
- very
- weight-watching
- debase
- do
- grand
- implant
- model
- perfect
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ideal
adj
ideal;
el hombre ideal the ideal man;
un mundo ideal an ideal world;
lo ideal sería hacerlo mañana ideally, we would do it tomorrow;
sería ideal que lo enviaras por correo electrónico it would be best if you could send it by e-mail
nm
1. [prototipo] ideal;
el ideal de belleza de los griegos the Greek ideal of beauty
2. [aspiración] ideal, dream;
su ideal es ayudar a los demás her ideal o dream would be to help others
3.
ideales [ideología] ideals;
ese tipo de actuación va en contra de mis ideales that type of behaviour is against my principles
adv
el domingo me vendría ideal Sunday would be perfect
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ideal
m/adj ideal
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ideal adj & nm
: ideal
idealmente adv
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ideal adj ideal

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