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English noun: idol

1. idol (artifact) a material effigy that is worshipped


SamplesThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Money was his god.


Synonymsgod, graven image


Broader (hypernym)effigy, image, simulacrum


Narrower (hyponym)golden calf, joss, Juggernaut

2. idol (person) someone who is adored blindly and excessively


Synonymsmatinee idol


Broader (hypernym)lead, principal, star


Narrower (hyponym)heartthrob

3. idol (cognition) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept


Synonymsbeau ideal, paragon, perfection


Broader (hypernym)ideal


Narrower (hyponym)gold standard









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