from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An image used as an object of worship.
- n. A false god.
- n. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
- n. Something visible but without substance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.
- n. A cultural icon, or especially popular person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An image or representation of anything.
- n. 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.
- n. That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
- n. A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To worship; make an idol of; idolize.
- n. An image, effigy, figure, or likeness of anything.
- n. An image or similitude of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity made, consecrated, or used as an object of worship.
- n. Hence — A person on whom or a thing on which the affections are strongly set; any object of absorbing devotion other than God himself.
- n. A phantom or figment of the brain; a false or misleading notion or conception; an erroneous persuasion; a fallacy. See idolon.
- n. Bacon divided the fallacies or misconceptions that beset mankind into four classes:
- n. idols of the tribe (idola tribus), fallacies incident to humanity in general;
- n. idols of the den (idola specus), misapprehensions traceable to the peculiar mental or bodily constitution of the individual;
- n. idols of the market-place (idola fori), errors due to the influence of mere words or phrases;
- n. idols of the theatre (idola theatri), errors due to the prevalence of imperfect philosophic systems or misleading methods of demonstration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
- n. someone who is adored blindly and excessively
- n. a material effigy that is worshipped
Attention is called to the difficulty of drawing the line between a doll and an idol among primitive peoples, the connection of dolls with religion, psychological evidence of which lingers with us to-day in the persistent folk-etymology which connects _doll_ with _idol_.
And disgrace – whoever you are … your idol is a nasty bitter man.
CHOI: I think this is what they call idol chit chat, don't you?
They are wholly void both of sense and reason, lifeless and speechless (the idol is a dumb idol, a dumb stone, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it), so that the most minute animal, that has but breath and motion, is more excellent then they.
The word 'idol' comes from the Greek and means 'image,' 'figure,' 'representation,' but also 'ghost,' 'phantom,' 'vain appearance.'
The congregation will not, however, admit that its idol is mere clay.
NaOnka, with her now-legendary charm, told us: The immunity idol is mine!
To be say he was the one who turned the whole game around with the ouster of Erik while masterminding the major blindside which led Russell to giving up the immunity idol is an understatement.
Question: If a hidden immunity idol is played and a tie is forced so that rocks must be drawn, must that player also draw rocks?
Hey Sara, did it ever occur to you that the reason Russell keeps finding the idol is that he is the only one looking for it?!
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