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Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. idol
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:
Worship Cult image, a religion-neutral term for a man-made object that is venerated for the deity, spirit or demon that it embodies or represents Idolatry, a term used especially in Abrahamic religions for the worship of cult images, termed idols, perhaps tending towards iconoclasm, the destruction of images Murti, a point of focus for devotion or meditation in Hindu and Buddhist religion (not always man-made) Entertainment Idols (TV series), one of several television shows that give formerly unknown persons an opportunity to become stars. Teen idol, a popular celebrity "worshipped" by teenagers Japanese idol, a heavily promoted and merchandised singer or actor, a model that will later heavily influence the conception of "idol" in the popular culture of other Asian countries such as: Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore K-pop idol Billy Idol, English rock musician , a Japanese comedy movie The iDol (film) Idoling!!!, a Japanese female idol group "Idol", an episode of the television series Power Rangers: SPD Matinee idol, an adored film or theater star Idoli, a Serbian new wave band from the early 1980s , a Philippine TV musical 1dol , a 1943 Spanish film Idols (film) Other See also [edit ] References [edit ]