beau ideal


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beau i·de·al

 (bō′ ī-dē′əl)
n. pl. beau ideals
1. The concept of perfect beauty.
2. An idealized type or model: the beau ideal of a high-ranking army officer.

[French beau idéal : beau, perfect + idéal, ideal.]
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beau idéal

(bo ideal)
n, pl beaux idéals (boz ideal)
perfect beauty or excellence
[literally: ideal beauty]
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beau′ ide′al



n., pl. beaus ideal, beaux ideal for 1; beau ideals for 2.
1. a conception of perfect beauty.
2. a model of excellence.
[1795–1805; < French beau idéal literally, ideal beauty]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau ideal - an ideal instancebeau ideal - an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
ideal - the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
gold standard - a paragon of excellence; "academic education is the gold standard against which other educational activity is pejoratively judged"
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beau ideal

noun
One that is worthy of imitation or duplication:
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Maggie perceived that here was the beau ideal of a man.
Her person was of the smallest size that is believed to comport with beauty, and which poets and artists have chosen as the beau ideal of feminine loveliness.
While Dr Tijion Esho, owner of Le Beau Ideal clinic in Harley Street, agreed she's had more done than she's letting on.
Lisa-Jane Graffard, spokeswoman for Godolphin, owners of Wootton and Beau Ideal We're leaning towards the French Guineas with Wootton, but he'll have a traditional French prep in the Fontainebleau and then we'll see.
She bagged herself a bumper prize package which included two tickets to New York from Newcastle, a pair of diamond earrings worth PS1,000 from Rox Diamond & Thrill; an Ideal Touch Facial with Dr Esho at Le Beau Ideal and a PS500 cruise voucher.
Los cinco apendices son extractos de cinco textos de Newman; en ellos se tratan estos temas: <<sobre el efecto de una educacion universitaria>>, <<sobre el beau ideal de una educacion universitaria: el gentleman>>, <<sobre el principio del university-college>>, <<sobre como gestionar una residencia universitaria>>, <<sobre el papel del college tutor>>.
"Electronic cigarettes still contain nicotine and it is this, in combination with the heat they emit, which causes premature ageing," warns Dr Esho from non-surgical aesthetics salon Le Beau Ideal. "Nicotine causes vasoconstriction, meaning less blood reaches the skin.
The winner of the coveted contest will be rewarded with a bumper prize package, which includes two tickets to New York from Newcastle, courtesy of United Airlines; a pair of diamond earrings worth PS1,000 from Rox Diamond & Thrill; an Ideal Touch Facial with Dr Esho at Le Beau Ideal; and PS500 worth of cruise voucher courtesy of sponsors Collingwood Insurance.
Deborah gets a bumper prize package which includes two tickets to New York from Newcastle, courtesy of United Airlines; a pair of diamond earrings worth [pounds sterling]1,000 from Rox Diamond & Thrill; an Ideal Touch Facial with Dr Esho at Le Beau Ideal and a [pounds sterling]500 cruise voucher courtesy of sponsors Collingwood Insurance.
Ceramics majors took Voulkos not solely at his word but as the beau ideal.
The small-but-mighty Red Sox second baseman is my beau ideal of what every ballplayer, every man for that matter, ought to be -- a leader by example who works his tail off to excel and wins the overwhelming respect of his peers -- everything, in other words, that the Yankees' Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez is not.