Idol - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪdl|  American pronunciation of the word idol
Brit.  |ˈaɪdəl|  British pronunciation of the word idol


- a material effigy that is worshipped (syn: god)
- someone who is adored blindly and excessively
- an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept (syn: paragon, perfection)

Extra examples

...a movie idol whose reprehensible offscreen behavior caused him to experience a spectacular fall from grace...

She is the idol of countless teenagers.

She had made an idol of her husband.

...a movie fan's worshipful stare upon finally meeting her idol...

Fans waited for hours at the airport to catch a glimpse of their idol.

Jim Radcliffe became our idol, as it were, the man we all wanted to be.

When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied

Word forms

singular: idol
plural: idols
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