1. [ noun ] (religion) a material effigy that is worshipped as a god
Synonyms: graven_image god

"thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" "money was his god"

Related terms: effigy joss golden_calf juggernaut idolize
2. [ noun ] (performing arts) someone who is adored blindly and excessively
Synonyms: matinee_idol
Related terms: star heartthrob idolize
3. [ noun ] an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
Synonyms: paragon beau_ideal perfection
Related terms: ideal gold_standard idolize
Similar spelling:   idly