• A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.
  • A cultural icon, or especially popular person.
  • Popular entertainer; usually young, captivating, attractive; and often female, with an image of being close to fans.
  • An eidolon or phantom; something misleading or elusive.


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  • From Middle English ydole, from Old French idole, from Latin idolum, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον ("image, idol"), from εἶδος, from Proto-Indo-European *wéydos ("seeing, image"), from *weyd-. eidolon, and idolum.

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