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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A golden image of a sacrificial calf fashioned by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites.
  • n. Money as an object of worship; mammon.
  • n. The subject of intense veneration: "Arms control . . . has evolved [into] the golden calf of liberalismā€ ( Patrick J. Buchanan).

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  • n. A golden image of a calf, made by Aaron and worshipped by the Israelites.
  • n. Money as an end in itself; mammon.

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

  • n. (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly

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