Idol
Idol I"dol, n. [OE. idole, F. idole, L. idolum, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? that which is seen, the form, shape, figure, fr. ? to see. See {Wit}, and cf. {Eidolon}.] 1. An image or representation of anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Do her adore with sacred reverence, As th' idol of her maker's great magnificence. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

That they should not worship devils, and idols of gold. --Rev. ix. 20. [1913 Webster]

3. That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored. [1913 Webster]

The soldier's god and people's idol. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

4. A false notion or conception; a fallacy. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The idols of preconceived opinion. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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  • Idol — Idol …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • idol — idol; idol·a·ter; idol·a·tress; idol·a·tric; idol·a·trize; idol·a·trous; idol·a·try; idol·ism; idol·ist; idol·i·za·tion; idol·ize; idol·a·triz·er; idol·a·trous·ly; idol·a·trous·ness; idol·iz·er; …   English syllables

  • Idol — (von lateinisch idolum ‚Abgott‘, entlehnt im 18. Jahrhundert, das auf griechisch eídolon ‚Gestalt‘, ‚Bild‘, ‚Götzenbild‘ zurückgeht) steht für: Abgott, das Abbild eines Gottes Idolatrie, Form der Bilderverehrung göttlicher Wesen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • idol — ÍDOL, idoli, s.m. Divinitate păgână; (concr.) chip, figură, statuie reprezentând o asemenea divinitate şi constituind, în religiile politeiste, obiecte de cult religios. ♦ fig. Fiinţă sau lucru care reprezintă obiectul unui cult sau al unei mari… …   Dicționar Român

  • Idol — Sn vergöttertes Vorbild erw. stil. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. īdōlum, īdōlon Schattenbild eines Abgeschiedenen, das Bild in der Seele, das Götzenbild , dieses aus gr. eídōlon, zu gr. ídeĩn erkennen, erblicken , ursprünglich Aorist zu… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • idol — ìdōl m <G idóla> DEFINICIJA 1. rel. a. slika, kip ili lik koji simbolizira višu silu ili više biće i sam postaje predmet obožavanja, onaj kojemu se iskazuje božanska čast b. krivo ili lažno božanstvo; kumir 2. a. pren. osoba pretjeranog,… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • idol — [īd′ l] n. [ME idole < OFr < L idolum, an image, form, specter, apparition (in LL(Ec), idol) < Gr eidōlon, an image, phantom (in LGr(Ec), idol) < eidos, form: see OID] 1. an image of a god, used as an object or instrument of worship 2 …   English World dictionary

  • ìdōl — m 〈G idóla〉 1. {{001f}}rel. a. {{001f}}slika, kip ili lik koji simbolizira višu silu ili više biće i sam postaje predmet obožavanja; onaj kojemu se iskazuje božanska čast b. {{001f}}krivo ili lažno božanstvo; kumir 2. {{001f}}a. {{001f}}pren.… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • idol — (n.) mid 13c., image of a deity as an object of (pagan) worship, from O.Fr. idole idol, graven image, pagan god, from L.L. idolum image (mental or physical), form, used in Church Latin for false god, from Gk. eidolon appearance, reflection in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • idol-? — *idol ? germ.?, Substantiv: nhd. Götzenbild; ne. idol; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. īdōlum; Etymologie: s. īdōlum, Neutrum, Bild; gr. εἴδωλον ( …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

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