beau+ideal

  • 1 beau-ideal — 1801, from Fr. beau idéal the ideal beauty, beautifulness as an abstract ideal, in which beau is the subject, but as English usually puts the adjective first, the sense has shifted in English toward perfect type or model …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 beau ideal — beau′ ide′al n. pl. beaus ideal, beaux ideal; beau ideals 1) fot a conception of perfect beauty 2) fot a model of excellence • Etymology: 1795–1805; < F beau idéal lit., ideal beauty …

    From formal English to slang

  • 3 beau ideal — n. [Fr beau idéal] 1. ideal beauty 2. the perfect type or conception: a sense due to mistranslation [the beau ideal of fashion] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Beau ideal — Ideal I*de al, n. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc. [1913 Webster] The ideal is to be attained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Beau ideal — Beau i*de al (b[=o] [ i]*d[=e] al; 277). [F. beau beautiful + id[ e]al ideal.] A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or physical, formed in the mind, free from all the deformities, defects, and blemishes seen in actual existence; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 beau ideal — ideal, exemplar, pattern, *model, example, mirror, standard …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 beau ideal — pl. beaus ideal, beaux ideal for 1; beau ideals for 2. 1. a conception of perfect beauty. 2. a model of excellence. [1795 1805; < F beau idéal lit., ideal beauty. See BEAU, IDEAL] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 beau ideal — noun (plural beau ideals) Etymology: French beau idéal ideal beauty Date: 1809 the perfect type or model …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 beau ideal — n. (pl. beaux ideals) the highest type of excellence or beauty. Etymology: F beau ideacuteal = ideal beauty: see BEAU, IDEAL …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 beau ideal — [Fr.] Ideal beauty, ideal excellence, ideal standard, ideal, realized ideal, perfection, consummation, consummate flower …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 beau idéal — noun /bo ideal/ An emulable eidolon embodying excellence in a particular respect.<ref name= COED def >The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]</ref> …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 beau ideal — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One that is worthy of imitation or duplication: example, exemplar, ideal, mirror, model, paradigm, pattern, standard. See GOOD …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 beau idéal — [ˌbəʊ i:deɪ al] noun a person or thing representing the highest possible standard of excellence in a particular respect. Origin Fr., lit. ideal beauty …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 beau ideal — /boʊ aɪˈdɪəl/ (say boh uy dearl) noun 1. a conception of perfect beauty. 2. a model of excellence. {French} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15 beau-ideal — …

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  • 16 beau — ou bel, belle (bô ou bèl, bè l ; au pluriel l x se lie : de beaux hommes, dites : de bô z hommes ; bel se dit devant un mot commençant par une voyelle, mais non pas indifféremment ; c est seulement devant le substantif auquel il est joint : un… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 beau i|de|al — OH y DEE uhl, y DEEL», plural beau i|de|als «BOH y DEE uhlz, y DEELZ». 1. the perfect type of excellence or beauty; highest ideal; model. 2. beauty, in its ideal perfection. ╂[< French beau idéal, the “beautiful” as an abstract idea] …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Ideal — I*de al, n. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc. [1913 Webster] The ideal is to be attained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually seen in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Beau Geste (Film) — Beau Geste Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Beau Geste peut faire référence à : Beau Geste, roman de l écrivain britannique Percival Christopher Wren (1924), ayant pour cadre… …

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  • 20 Beau Geste (film) — Beau Geste Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Beau Geste peut faire référence à : Beau Geste, roman de l écrivain britannique Percival Christopher Wren (1924), ayant pour cadre… …

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