Beau Ideal Definition

bō ī-dēəl
noun
The concept of perfect beauty.
American Heritage
Ideal beauty.
Webster's New World
An idealized type or model.
The beau ideal of a high-ranking army officer.
American Heritage
The perfect type or conception.
The beau ideal of fashion.
Webster's New World
Nonstandard spelling of beau idéal.
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Other Word Forms of Beau Ideal

Noun

Singular:
beau ideal
Plural:
beaux-idals

Origin of Beau Ideal

  • French beau idéal beau perfect idéal ideal

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

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