Definitions for iconˈaɪ kɒn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a picture, image, or other representation.
an image of Christ, a saint, etc., usu. painted on a wooden panel or done in mosaics and venerated as sacred in the Eastern Church.
a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it; symbol:
an icon of womanhood.
a person or thing that is revered or idolized:
a pop icon.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command, as a wastebasket that can be used to delete a file.
Origin of icon:
1565–75; < L < Gk eikṓn likeness, image, figure
i•co•nic•i•tyˌaɪ kəˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)
(computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
picture, image, icon, ikon(noun)
a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
"they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a picture on a computer that you click on to open a program
Click on this icon to open a new document.
a well-known person or thing that represents an idea or concept
the legendary fashion icon
An image, symbol, picture, or other representation usually as an object of religious devotion.
A religious painting, often done on wooden panels.
A person or thing that is the best example of a certain profession or some doing.
That man is an icon in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.
A small picture which represents something (such as an icon on a computer screen which when clicked performs some function.)
: A type of noun whereby the form reflects and is determined by the referent; onomatopoeic words are necessarily all icons. See also symbol and index.
Pictual representations of files, programs and folders on a computer.
Origin: From icon, from (eikōn) "likeness, image, portrait". Eastern Orthodox Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded in 1982.
an image or representation; a portrait or pretended portrait