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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
idol (noun)
1.
a representation or symbol of an object of worship , broadly a false god
2.
a) a likeness of something
b) obsolete - pretender impostor
3.
a form or appearance visible but without substance - an enchanted phantom, a lifeless idol P. B. Shelley
4.
an object of extreme devotion - a movie idol , also - ideal
5.
a false conception - fallacy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
idol (noun)
a person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion
SYNONIMS:
god, hero, icon ( ikon)
RELATED WORDS:
beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon
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