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1. icon

noun. ['ˈaɪkɑːn'] a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.

Synonyms

  • collage
  • reflection
  • CAT scan
  • transparency
  • electronic image
  • diorama
  • picture
  • inset
  • echogram
  • representation
  • computer graphic
  • panorama
  • chiaroscuro
  • scan
  • image
  • iconography
  • sonogram
  • likeness
  • ikon
  • cyclorama
  • reflexion
  • graphic
  • montage
  • semblance
  • foil

Antonyms

  • competition
  • deviate
  • alike
  • unalike

Etymology

  • icon (Latin)
  • εἰκών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Icon

  • ikon
  • icahn

How do you pronounce icon?

Pronounce icon as ˈaɪkɑn.

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Example sentences of the word icon


1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word icon


1. My father left Nazi Germany a year after Dr. Kissinger, and so in my household he was very much an icon. He was a kind of immigrant success story, a refugee success story.
- Eugene Jarecki

2. If ruining the only religious icon I have leaves me vulnerable to Martian vampires, I'll have to risk it.
- Andy Weir, The Martian

3. By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer's icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it.
- Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

2. icon

noun. ['ˈaɪkɑːn'] a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church.

Synonyms

  • picture
  • painting

Antonyms

  • unlikeness
  • opacity
  • natural object

Etymology

  • icon (Latin)
  • εἰκών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. icon

noun. ['ˈaɪkɑːn'] (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface.

Synonyms

  • GUI
  • symbol

Antonyms

  • unrealistic
  • spoken
  • implicit

Etymology

  • icon (Latin)
  • εἰκών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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