Definitions

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

  • n. Worship of icons or images.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The worship of images as symbols.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The worship of images as symbols; -- distinguished from idolatry, the worship of images themselves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The worship or adoration of images; idolatry.

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

  • n. the worship of sacred images

Etymologies

See iconolater. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush (which over the headline 'An American Revolutionary' was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing) to the 'Why We Fight' black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry.

    "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott

  • "Maritime historians are prone to iconolatry," says John Maxtone-Graham at the outset of "Normandie," a handsome and comprehensive look at the queen of France's maritime fleet in the 1930s.

    An Art Deco Palais on the Seas

  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush which over the headline "An American Revolutionary" was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing to the "Why We Fight" black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry.

    The Red Cross Knight

  • In this great struggle between the iconoclasts and the adherents to the use of the icons, the Athenians placed themselves on the side of iconolatry.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

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