Definitions for idolˈaɪd l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an image or other material object representing a deity and worshiped as such.
(in the Bible) a deity other than God.
a person or thing devotedly or excessively admired.
a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance.
a false notion; fallacy.
Origin of idol:
1200–50; ME < LL īdōlum < Gk eídōlon image, idol
idol, graven image, god(noun)
a material effigy that is worshipped
"thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
idol, matinee idol(noun)
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal(noun)
an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who is admired very much
The singer was her idol when she was young.
a religious statue or painting that people pray to
clay idols of their god
A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.
A cultural icon, or especially popular person.
Origin: From εἴδωλον, from εἶδος.
an image or representation of anything
an image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god
that on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored
a false notion or conception; a fallacy
Translations for idol
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an image of a god, which is worshipped
The tribesmen bowed down before their idol.
- صَنَم، وَثَنArabic
- ídoloPortuguese (BR)
- der GötzeGerman
- प्रतिमा, मूर्तिHindi
- skurðgoð, hjáguðIcelandic
- بت، مجسمهPashto
- 偶像, 神像Chinese (Trad.)
- عبادت کے لئے بنایا گیا بتUrdu
- tượng thần thánhVietnamese
- 偶像，神像Chinese (Simp.)
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