Idol

Definition of Idol

I´dol
n.1.An image or representation of anything.
Do her adore with sacred reverence,
As th' idol of her maker's great magnificence.
- Spenser.
2.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.
That they should not worship devils, and idols of gold.
- Rev. ix. 20.
3.That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
The soldier's god and people's idol.
- Denham.
4.A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
The idols of preconceived opinion.
- Coleridge.

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