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.]

beau idéal

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

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]
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"

beau ideal

One that is worthy of imitation or duplication:
References in classic literature ?
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.
Fabre has engaged Beau Ideal in the 2,000 Guineas but it is Coolmore's Wind Chimes - an easy winner of the Prix Herod on very soft ground at Chantilly last November - who catches the eye as a prominent-in-the-market 16-1 shot.
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.
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.
grounds that you are not the beau ideal to follow, yet many name you the
President Abraham Lincoln later claimed Clay was the greatest American politician and called him "my beau ideal of a statesman.
The cheerful, adaptable and loyal Evans was Scott's beau ideal of the Navy 'bluejacket' and was readily picked to provide the muscle for the slog to the pole.
Not yet beau ideal, though very close to the conceptual design