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1. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] a material effigy that is worshipped.

Synonyms

  • graven image
  • god
  • Juggernaut
  • golden calf
  • simulacrum
  • joss
  • effigy

Antonyms

  • minor
  • lack
  • stay in place
  • follow

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Idol

  • intertidal
  • homicidal
  • suicidal
  • steidel
  • spidle
  • speidel
  • freidel
  • bridle
  • bridal
  • weidel
  • tidal
  • sidle
  • sidell
  • seidl
  • seidell
  • seidel
  • scheidel
  • reidel
  • lydall
  • keidel
  • heidel
  • geidel
  • idyll
  • idle

How do you pronounce idol?

Pronounce idol as ˈaɪdəl.

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Sentences with idol


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you only think about money, then you have made money your idol.

Quotes about idol


1. Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve.
- Hernan Cortes

2. Since we launched the original 'Pop Idol' in England, I've remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on 'American idol' for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.
- Nigel Lythgoe

3. And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball.
- Eduardo Galeano

2. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] someone who is adored blindly and excessively.

Synonyms

  • heartthrob
  • lead
  • principal
  • matinee idol

Antonyms

  • concrete

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.

Synonyms

  • paragon
  • gold standard
  • beau ideal
  • ideal

Antonyms

  • deficit
  • unimportant
  • imperfection
  • perfect

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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