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Definitions and Synonyms of idol | Another word for idol | What is idol?

Definition 1: a material effigy that is worshipped - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where idol or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
  • money was his god

Synonyms for idol in the sense of this definition

(idol is a kind of ...) a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

"the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln" "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

(... is a kind of idol ) (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

(... is a kind of idol ) a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol

(... is a kind of idol ) a crude idol of Krishna

Definition 2: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for idol in the sense of this definition

(idol is a kind of ...) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of idol ) a paragon of excellence

"academic education is the gold standard against which other educational activity is pejoratively judged"

Definition 3: someone who is adored blindly and excessively - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for idol in the sense of this definition

(idol is a kind of ...) an actor who plays a principal role

(... is a kind of idol ) an object of infatuation

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