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    Idea - (n.) The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual.
    Idea - (n.) A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.
    Idea - (n.) Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of.
    Idea - (n.) A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.
    Idea - (n.) A plan or purpose of action; intention; design.
    Idea - (n.) A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract.
    Idea - (n.) A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity.
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    Ailuroidea - (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats, civets, and hyenas.
    Allantoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which the embryo develops an allantois. It includes reptiles, birds, and mammals.
    Ammonitoidea - (n. pl.) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite.
    Anallantoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which no allantois is developed. It includes amphibians, fishes, and lower forms.
    Anthropoidea - (n. pl.) The suborder of primates which includes the monkeys, apes, and man.
    Arachnoidea - (n. pl.) Same as Arachnida.
    Araneoidea - (n. pl.) See Araneina.
    Arctoidea - (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, that includes the bears, weasels, etc.
    Ascidioidea - (n. pl.) A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species. The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The integument is usually leathery in texture. See Illustration in Appendix.
    Assidean - (n.) One of a body of devoted Jews who opposed the Hellenistic Jews, and supported the Asmoneans.
    Asterioidea - (n. pl.) Alt. of Asteridea
    Asteridea - (n. pl.) A class of Echinodermata including the true starfishes. The rays vary in number and always have ambulacral grooves below. The body is star-shaped or pentagonal.
    Balaenoidea - (n.) A division of the Cetacea, including the right whale and all other whales having the mouth fringed with baleen. See Baleen.
    Bdelloidea - (n. pl.) The order of Annulata which includes the leeches. See Hirudinea.
    Beau ideal - () A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or physical, formed in the mind, free from all the deformities, defects, and blemishes seen in actual existence; an ideal or faultless standard or model.
    Blastoidea - (n. pl.) One of the divisions of Crinoidea found fossil in paleozoic rocks; pentremites. They are so named on account of their budlike form.
    Cestoidea - (n. pl.) A class of parasitic worms (Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See Tapeworm.
    Chondroganoidea - (n.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons; -- so called on account of their cartilaginous skeleton.
    Crinoidea - (n. pl.) A large class of Echinodermata, including numerous extinct families and genera, but comparatively few living ones. Most of the fossil species, like some that are recent, were attached by a jointed stem. See Blastoidea, Cystoidea, Comatula.
    Crinoidean - (n.) One of the Crinoidea.
    Ctenoidean - (a.) Relating to the Ctenoidei.
    Ctenoidean - (n.) One of the Ctenoidei.
    Cynoidea - (n. pl.) A division of Carnivora, including the dogs, wolves, and foxes.
    Cystidea - (n. pl.) An order of Crinoidea, mostly fossils of the Paleozoic rocks. They were usually roundish or egg-shaped, and often unsymmetrical; some were sessile, others had short stems.
    Cystidean - (n.) One of the Cystidea.
    Cystoidean - (n.) Same as Cystidean.
    Cystoidea - (n.) Same as Cystidea.
    Delphinoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.
    Echinoidea - (n. pl.) The class Echinodermata which includes the sea urchins. They have a calcareous, usually more or less spheroidal or disk-shaped, composed of many united plates, and covered with movable spines. See Spatangoid, Clypeastroid.
    Echiuroidea - (n. pl.) A division of Annelida which includes the genus Echiurus and allies. They are often classed among the Gephyrea, and called the armed Gephyreans.
    Encrinoidea - (n. pl.) That order of the Crinoidea which includes most of the living and many fossil forms, having jointed arms around the margin of the oral disk; -- also called Brachiata and Articulata. See Illusts. under Comatula and Crinoidea.
    Endaspidean - (a.) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.
    Epiglottidean - (a.) Same as Epiglottic.
    Eurypteroidea - (n. pl.) An extinct order of Merostomata, of which the genus Eurypterus is the type. They are found only in Paleozoic rocks.
    Exaspidean - (a.) Having the anterior scute/ extending around the tarsus on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain birds.
    Florideae - (n. pl.) A subclass of algae including all the red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeae of many authors; -- so called from the rosy or florid color of most of the species.
    Glottidean - (a.) Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.
    Hebridean - (a.) Alt. of Hebridian
    Helianthoidea - (n. pl.) An order of Anthozoa; the Actinaria.
    Holaspidean - (a.) Having a single series of large scutes on the posterior side of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
    Holothurioidea - (n. pl.) One of the classes of echinoderms.
    Hydroidea - (n. pl.) An extensive order of Hydrozoa or Acalephae.
    Hyoideal - (a.) Alt. of Hyoidean
    Hyoidean - (a.) Same as Hyoid, a.
    Hyracoidea - (n. pl.) An order of small hoofed mammals, comprising the single living genus Hyrax.
    Ideas - (pl. ) of Idea
    Ideal - (a.) Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
    Ideal - (a.) Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
    Ideal - (a.) Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
    Ideal - (a.) Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
    Ideal - (a.) Imaginary.
    Ideal - (n.) A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
    Idealess - (a.) Destitute of an idea.
    Idealism - (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
    Idealism - (n.) Conception of the ideal; imagery.
    Idealism - (n.) The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
    Idealist - (n.) One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations.
    Idealist - (n.) One who holds the doctrine of idealism.
    Idealistic - (a.) Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.
    Idealities - (pl. ) of Ideality
    Ideality - (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
    Ideality - (n.) The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection.
    Ideality - (n.) The conceptive faculty.
    Idealization - (n.) The act or process of idealizing.
    Idealization - (n.) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
    Idealized - (imp. & p. p.) of Idealize
    Idealizing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idealize
    Idealize - (v. t.) To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.
    Idealize - (v. t.) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
    Idealize - (v. i.) To form ideals.
    Idealizer - (n.) An idealist.
    Ideally - (adv.) In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.
    Idealogic - (a.) Of or pertaining to an idealogue, or to idealization.
    Idealogue - (n.) One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator.
    Ideat - (n.) Alt. of Ideate
    Ideate - (n.) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.
    Ideate - (v. t.) To form in idea; to fancy.
    Ideate - (v. t.) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
    Ideation - (n.) The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
    Ideational - (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.
    Jaspidean - (a.) Alt. of Jaspideous
    Keratoidea - (n. pl.) Same as Keratosa.
    Lemuroidea - (n. pl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the aye-aye, and allied species.
    Limuloidea - (n. pl.) An order of Merostomata, including among living animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of the Carboniferous period. Called also Xiphosura.
    Molluscoidea - (n. pl.) A division of Invertebrata which includes the classes Brachiopoda and Bryozoa; -- called also Anthoid Mollusca.
    Nematoidea - (n. pl.) An order of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. they are mostly parasites. Called also Nematodea, and Nematoda.
    Nematoidean - (a. & n.) Nematoid.
    Neomenoidea - (n. pl.) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.
    Ophiurioidea - (n. pl.) Alt. of Ophiuroidea
    Ophiuroidea - (n. pl.) A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved beneath and are often very fragile; -- called also Ophiuroida and Ophiuridea. See Illust. under Brittle star.
    Orchidean - (a.) Orchidaceous.
    Ostracoidea - (n. pl.) An order of Entomostraca possessing hard bivalve shells. They are of small size, and swim freely about.
    Paleechinoidea - (n. pl.) An extinct order of sea urchins found in the Paleozoic rocks. They had more than twenty vertical rows of plates. Called also Palaeechini.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Idea - n. 1 plan etc. Formed by mental effort (an idea for a book). 2 a mental impression or concept. B vague belief or fancy (had an idea you were married). 3 intention or purpose (the idea is to make money). 4 archetype or pattern. 5 ambition or aspiration (have ideas; put ideas into a person's head). have no idea colloq. 1 not know at all. 2 be completely incompetent. Not one's idea of colloq. Not what one regards as (not my idea of a holiday). [greek, = form, kind]
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    Hideaway - n. Hiding-place or place of retreat.
    Hideaway - n. Hiding-place or place of retreat.
    Ideal - adj. 1 answering to one's highest conception; perfect. 2 existing only in idea; visionary. n. Perfect type, thing, concept, principle, etc., esp. As a standard to emulate. [french: related to *idea]
    Idealism - n. 1 forming or pursuing ideals, esp. Unrealistically. 2 representation of things in ideal form. 3 system of thought in which objects are held to be in some way dependent on the mind. idealist n. Idealistic adj. Idealistically adv.
    Idealize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) regard or represent as ideal or perfect. idealization n.
    Ideally - adv. 1 in ideal circumstances. 2 according to an ideal.

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