Definitions for idolˈaɪd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•dolˈaɪd l(n.)

  1. an image or other material object representing a deity and worshiped as such.

  2. (in the Bible) a deity other than God.

    Category: Bible

  3. a person or thing devotedly or excessively admired.

  4. a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance.

  5. a false notion; fallacy.

Origin of idol:

1200–50; ME < LL īdōlum < Gk eídōlon image, idol

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idol, graven image, god(noun)

    a material effigy that is worshipped

    "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"

  2. idol, matinee idol(noun)

    someone who is adored blindly and excessively

  3. paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal(noun)

    an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. idol(noun)ˈaɪd l

    sb who is admired very much

    The singer was her idol when she was young.

  2. idolˈaɪd l

    a religious statue or painting that people pray to

    clay idols of their god

Wiktionary

  1. idol(Noun)

    A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.

  2. idol(Noun)

    A cultural icon, or especially popular person.

  3. Origin: From εἴδωλον, from εἶδος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idol(noun)

    an image or representation of anything

  2. Idol(noun)

    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

  3. Idol(noun)

    that on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored

  4. Idol(noun)

    a false notion or conception; a fallacy

Freebase

  1. Idol

    Idol is a television show on the Polish television network Polsat, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in Poland. It is hosted by Maciej Rock. In the show, people first audition but eventually the performers are narrowed down to 10 finalists, with each contestant performing live. There are four judges who provide critiques of each competitor's performance. Viewers have two hours following the broadcast of the show to vote via telephone and SMS for their favorite contestant. On the night's results episode, the contestant with the fewest votes is sent home. The winners of Idol were Alicja Janosz in season one, Krzysztof Zalewski in season two, Monika Brodka in season three & Maciek Silski in season four. Although never being officially cancelled, a fifth season has been delayed several times so far.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

idol(noun)

an image of a god, which is worshipped

The tribesmen bowed down before their idol.

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