- If something is ideal, it is as good as you can imagine.
- You can lose weight safely, and maintain your ideal weight forever.
- The sun was low in the sky and the conditions were ideal for taking photographs.
- It's not an ideal solution, but it's better than nothing.
- Metal roofs are ideal for catching rainwater.
- If something is ideal, it is perfect or flawless; it does not have anything wrong with it.
- (countable) An ideal is a perfect example of something.
- When he looked at her, he saw the feminine ideal.