Definitions for ideallyaɪˈdi ə li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•de•al•lyaɪˈdi ə li(adv.)

  1. in accordance with an ideal; perfectly.

  2. in theory or principle.

  3. in idea or imagination.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ideally(adverb)

    in an ideal manner

    "ideally, this will remove all problems"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ideally(adverb)ɪˈdi ə li

    in a perfect or completely suitable way

    Jim and Maria would be ideally suited to each other.; a house that is ideally located for schools

  2. ideallyɪˈdi ə li

    indicates what you would like

    Ideally, we'd like a four-bedroom house with a large yard.


  1. ideally(Adverb)

    In an ideal way; perfectly.

  2. ideally(Adverb)

    Given ideal circumstances; preferably.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ideally(adverb)

    in an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ideally' in Adverbs Frequency: #403

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