I"dol (?), n. [OE. idole, F. idole, L. idolum, fr. Gr. , fr. that which is seen, the form, shape, figure, fr. to see. See Wit, and cf. Eidolon.]
An image or representation of anything.
Do her adore with sacred reverence,
As th' idol of her maker's great magnificence.
An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god.
That they should not worship devils, and idols of gold.
Rev. ix. 20.
That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
The soldier's god and people's idol.
A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
The idols of preconceived opinion.
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