An image or representation of anything.
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 on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
This has two main meanings: A drawing, statue, or other representation of an item in heaven or earth, that is used for worship. Anything in life that takes a position of priority over one's relationship with God.
"An Adored Image or Person; Object of Worship." From the Old French "idole," from the Latin "idolum," from the Greek "eidolon," developed from "eidos" = "form, image."
a material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
a false god, as opposed to the true God
a false source of faith and hope
a god that is man-created
a man-made god
an image, a representation of anything, or a symbol that is an object of passionate devotion, whether material or imagined
an image or any form, appearance, fashion, shape, sight or anything which stands between the worshiper (in the spirit) and God
an object, generally an image, worshipped for its own sake--being supposed to not only represent a god, but to have some immanent sanctity
an object of worship made with hands
an object or an image representing a deity and is worshiped as such
an object that you worship as your ideal or as your pattern
an object to which worship is proffered
a person or object who people think is a god or goddess
a representation and so are words
a representation of God that deflects or distorts the intention of faith
a representation of something in the heavens or on the earth
a substitute for God
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).
symbol of the substitution of the ego for our true Self or God; a false belief that there can be something other than, or more than God, and thus separate from Him, a belief which is then projected onto the special relationship: people, things, or ideas; the anti-Christ.
Ecclesiastic Late Greek eidos, "form" -- an image of a god; heathen diety; spiritual impostor. Idolater: Ecclesiastic Late Greek eidololatres: eidolon (idol) + latris (hired servant) -- a worshiper of idols; devoted admirer.
Somebody or something greatly admired or loved, often to excess. A thing that is forbidden to make or to worship (give homage to) for both Jews and christians. See Exodus 20 ("the Ten Commandments") ex. Making or Saluting a flag. Sentence: The christians debated the wording of the flag salute, although their scripture forbids creating an object then paying homage to it.