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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An object that is worshiped as a god. Or a person who is greatly loved or admired.

Usage examples (31)
  • Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
  • CHOI: I think this is what they call idol chit chat, don't you?
  • The word 'idol' comes from the Greek and means 'image,' 'figure,' 'representation,' but also 'ghost,' 'phantom,' 'vain appearance.'
  • Sacred trees were frequent symbols in idol-worship. for more
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