An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship
A person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered
movie idol Robert Redford
a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
paragon: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is a state agency of Illinois. It manages the state's labor situation.
Virgin Books is a United Kingdom book publisher 90% owned by the publishing group Random House, and 10% owned by Virgin Enterprises, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company.
Idol stjörnuleit (Idol Starsearch) is Iceland's version of the British reality series Pop Idol. The show allows the people of Iceland—through telephone voting—to select the winner of several televised singing contests, following the same format as Pop Idol. ...
1DOL (stylized as iDOL) is a Filipino musical comedy-drama TV series that currently airs on ABS-CBN's primetime block. It features Sarah Geronimo, Sam Milby and Coco Martin as the lead characters.
The Philippines has had two adaptations of the singing competition Pop Idol under two different titles and on two different networks: * Philippine Idol, which was aired in 2006 on ABC * Pinoy Idol, which was aired in 2008 on GMA
Several philosophers have developed concepts that they have called idols, including: * Aristotle the idols in the water, reflections or shadows. ...
A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power; A cultural icon, or especially popular person
(Idols) Any objects of worship that distract from the center of proper worship ─ Christ and God. The Church uses no icons in its worship. Sculpture and artwork are always placed where they cannot be worshipped. ...
(Idols) Should you dream of worshiping idols, you will make slow progress to wealth or fame, as you will let petty things tyrannize over you. To break idols, signifies a strong mastery over self, and no work will deter you in your upward rise to positions of honor. ...
In Leviticus 19:4 we read, Do not turn to idols (eliyl) or make for yourselves molten gods (Leviticus 19:4). An idol is a statue of an image of a god that is believed to have supernatural powers such as was used by many Semitic peoples around the Hebrews and by the Hebrews themselves at times. ...
A young Pop singer, actor, or starlet. Japan has been awash with Pop icons since the 1960's, and today new Idols seem to be manufactured on a weekly basis. The all girl group Morning Musume is a fine contemporary example of an Idol group. ...
an image or object worshipped as the embodiment of special qualities, typically a deity or divinity; the worship of idols ("graven images") is forbidden in all the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), though Christianity tends to be the least restrictive in its allowances for ...
A cute, young, manufactured starlet. Both live performers and anime characters can be idols.
anything that is worshiped instead of the true God. In Bible times, idols were often statues of false gods made of wood, stone or metal. Idolatry is the worship of idols.
The Japanese use this word to represent a pop singer, actor or a rising star.
what one values more than God. It may be the obvious, such as "Mammon," or it may be more subtle as in autonomy—one's own powers of reasoning, not to be limited to non-Christians only, but to include Christians who do not place Scripture above all other epistemologies. ...
(a) Certain people and characters transcend being something that you’re a fan of. When you start worshipping them, adorning yourself in their image, collecting dolls, images or cards of the character, they’ve become your idol. ...
A sacred or holy image or likeness that is shaped to look like a god. Many of the idols of the past were made of metal, such as gold. Contemporary idols are commonly made of ceramic or stone.
A statue or other image of a false god; also, anything that is worshiped in place of the one true God. Money, possessions, fame, even family members can become idols if we put them ahead of God (see Lev. 26:1; Col. 3:5).
An object or spirit representing a god or spirit, and regarding as possessing divine or magical powers.
(n) – Whilst already a word in the English language, described as “a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered”, a second meaning should be added: “mundane, pointless, b-grade celebrity-hungry hack”
A sort of manufactured star, usually very cute and young. Often times, they are simply like passing fads, but can amass huge followings.