idols

[I┬Ědol]

An idol can be a religious image or a person who people admire and maybe even seem to worship. A statue of a Hindu god is a religious idol, but Madame Curie is an idol to aspiring scientists.

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An image or representation of anything.

Noun
a material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"

Noun
an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Noun
someone who is adored blindly and excessively


n.
An image or representation of anything.

n.
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.

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

n.
A false notion or conception; a fallacy.


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.]
Do her adore with sacred reverence, As th' idol of her maker's great magnificence.
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.
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.
4. A false notion or conception; a fallacy. Bacon.
The idols of preconceived opinion.

An image or representation of anything.

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Usage Examples

American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.

I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl.

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.

I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me.

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.

I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor.

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.

I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it's myself at eight. Because that's when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they're an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.

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Other Usage Examples

Bill Bennett really became an idol for me. I listened to him every morning from 6 to 9 for, oh, years.

An American Idol is someone that has all the qualities that America thinks is positive, attractive and alluring.

Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand.

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.

Everybody is a teenage idol.

I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.

Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life.

I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default.

Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar.

I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life.

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