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idol

i·dol

idol

 
pronunciation:
aI dl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statue or image representing a deity and used as an object of worship.
Only a priest was permitted to touch the idol.
synonyms:
god, goddess, graven image, icon
similar words:
effigy, fetish, golden calf, joss, relic, statue
definition 2: anything other than God that is worshiped or excessively adored; a god that is considered to be false.
The people of the region worshiped many idols.Money and fame have become his idols.
synonyms:
deity, god, golden calf, Mammon, religion
similar words:
Baal, sacred cow
definition 3: one who is devotedly admired; hero.
These ball players are idols to many of our children.He simply wanted to be an actor and never imagined himself a movie idol.
synonyms:
demigod, icon, immortal, luminary, superstar
similar words:
apotheosis, celebrity, darling, favorite, hero, heroine, ideal, lion, paragon, pet
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