from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Worship of idols.
- n. Blind or excessive devotion to something.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The worship of idols.
- n. The admiration of somebody or something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.
- n. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of idols or images; more generally, the paying of divine honors to any created object; the ascription of divine power to natural agencies
- n. Immoderate veneration or love for any person or thing; admiration bordering on adoration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
- n. religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
Such a confession is signified by the term idolatry, but not by the term heresy, which only means a false opinion.
The case was simply that there were a number of persons determined not to demand mere toleration for themselves, but to pluck down what they called idolatry everywhere and to keep the Edwardine service in the parish churches in defiance of all authority, and even of the feelings of their fellow parishioners.
Today's 18-page treatise from the Vatican also slams what it calls the "idolatry of the market."
Hence "idolatry" is associated with them: and the covetous man is termed an "idolater" (Nu 25: 1, 2).
In the New Testament the term idolatry is used to designate covetousness (Matt.
Defeating the power-logic of idolatry, in other words, is the hardest thing in the world.
If she's saying that America is the New Israel, then I call idolatry on that.
Yahweh was the Creator, the only “true and living God,” and worship of any other deities was termed idolatry.
The late Nye Bevan once said, Quote ... in a democracy idolatry is the first sin.
Israel adopted, shall go back to the Assyrians, her teachers in idolatry, as the hire or fee for having taught it.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.