Beau-ideal meaning

bō ī-dēəl
The concept of perfect beauty.
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An idealized type or model.

The beau ideal of a high-ranking army officer.

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Ideal beauty.
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The perfect type or conception.

The beau ideal of fashion.

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Nonstandard spelling of beau idéal.
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Origin of beau-ideal

  • French beau idéal beau perfect idéal ideal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition