The definition of an idol is a false god or an object that is adored or worshipped.(noun)
An example of an idol is a rock that people pray to.
See idol in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME idole < OFr < L idolum, an image, form, specter, apparition (in LL(Ec), idol) < Gr eidōlon, an image, phantom (in LGr(Ec), idol) < eidos, form: see -oid
See idol in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French idole
Origin: , from Late Latin īdōlum
Origin: , from Greek eidōlon, phantom, idol
Origin: , from eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
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