Part of speech: noun

The image of a heathen god.

Part of speech: noun

Any object of passionate devotion.

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Usage examples "idol":

  1. The new arrangement was very uncomfortable and it did seem strange to be apparently without ears but she was an earnest devotee and what it pleased the idol to dictate, that she did. - "The Girl and Her Religion", Margaret Slattery.
  2. Each had taken a new idol whose name they were not exactly acquainted with. - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
  3. I do; I know as well as you that this is a part of the Crew Idol. - "The Coast of Chance", Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain.