idol

  1. a material effigy that is worshipped as a god
  2. someone who is adored blindly and excessively
  3. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Idol

An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with admiration, adoration, or devotion. More specific terms include: ...
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Idol

• (n.) That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored. • (n.) A false notion or conception; a fallacy. • (n.) An image or representation of anything. • (n.) An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other be...
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idol

(from the article `Bacon, Francis, Viscount Saint Alban (or Albans), Baron of Verulam`) ...discussed logical fallacies, commonly found in human reasoning, but Bacon was original in looking behind the forms of reasoning to underlying ...
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Idol

(Gr. eidolon, and Lat. idolum, image or likeness) Democritus (5th c. B.C.) tried to explain sense perception by means of the emission of little particles (eidola) from the sense object. This theory and the term, idolum, are known throughout the later middle ages, but in a pejorative sense, as indicating a sort of 'second-hand' knowledge. G. Bruno ....
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idol

graven image noun a material effigy that is worshipped; `thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image`; `money was his god`
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Idol

[Croatia] Croatia has had two adaptations of the singing competition Pop Idol under two different titles and on two different networks: ...
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Idol

[Norway season 1] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 was the first season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. It premiered in January and was aired until May 23, 2003 with Kurt Nilsen winning. A year later he would eventually went on winning World Idol where he competed against 10 Idol winners from other cou...
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Idol

[Norway season 2] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2004 was the second season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. It premiered one year after the first season and was aired in the first half of 2004. Unlike last year`s winner Kurt Nilsen, his successor Kjartan Salvesen was not able to build up an international ...
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Idol

[Norway season 3] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2005 was the third season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. It premiered one year after the second season and was aired in the first half of 2005. Ingrid Gjessing was replaced by Kåre Magnus Bergh and with Jan Fredrik Karlsen`s departure the entire judging p...
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Idol

[Norway season 4] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2006 was the fourth season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. It premiered one year after the third season and was aired in the first half of 2006. Kåre Magnus Bergh remained as the co-host of Solveig Kloppen who was pregnant during the show. Between March 3 ...
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Idol

[Norway season 5] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2007 was the fifth season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. In difference to other seasons it was aired in the second half of the year running from September to December 2007. After a two-year absence Jan Fredrik Karlsen returned to the judging panel as the f...
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Idol

[Norway season 6] Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2011 was the sixth season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. After a four years break, in which the broadcast station aired to X Factor seasons, the show returned to Norwegian screens on August 30. The panel of judges consisted of 90s pop star Bertine Zetlitz,...
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Idol

[Norway season 7] Idol 2013 was the seventh series of Idol held in Norway, broadcast during the spring of 2013. Auditions were held in winter 2012/13, and broadcast in January 2013, with the semi-finals broadcast in January/February. The first final round was held on Friday February 15 at 20:00 CET, with the grand final being held on May 10...
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Idol

[philosophy] Several philosophers have developed concepts that they have called idols, including: ...
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Idol

I'dol noun [ Middle English idole , French idole , Latin idolum , from Greek ..., from ... that which is seen, the form, shape, figure, from ... to see. See Wit , and confer Eidolon .] 1. An image or representation of anything. [ Obsolete] « Do her ado...
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Idol

A cute, young, manufactured starlet. Both live performers and anime characters can be idols.
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Idol

A pejorative term for any three-dimensional, or sculpted figure, or more broadly, a figure representing a god or goddess used for worship. Many world religions use such figures in their religious rituals, but Western religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, forbid the worship of idols (Smith and Green 1995
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idol

A young Pop singer, actor, or starlet. Japan has been awash with Pop icons since the 1960's, and today new Idols seem to be manufactured on a weekly basis. The all girl group Morning Musume is a fine contemporary example of an Idol group. Satoshi Kon's animated motion picture Perfect Blue is a murder mystery involving a female Idol singing group.
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idol

idol 1. An image of a god, used as an object or instrument of worship. 2. In monotheistic (one God) belief, any heathen deity.
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idol

idol, an object, frequently an image, which is worshiped as a deity. Idols are usually found in human or animal form and may be treated as though alive; they are fed, bathed, anointed, crowned, and sometimes even provided with a consort. Christians and Jews extend the term to include any deity other...
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idol

someone who is adored blindly and excessively
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idol

[n] - someone who is adored blindly and excessively 2. [n] - a material effigy that is worshipped as a god
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