Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In conformity with an ideal; perfectly.
  • adverb In theory or imagination; theoretically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In idea; in thought.
  • According to an ideal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an ideal manner

Etymologies

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From ideal +‎ -ly.

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