What does the word idolatrous mean?

Usage examples for idolatrous

  1. One of these classes is guilty of superstitious and idolatrous rites, lvii. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  2. If the fine title of Messiah, or Anointed of the Eternal, was given to idolatrous kings, to cruel and tyrannical princes, it very often indeed, in our ancient oracles, designated the real Anointed of the Lord, the Messiah by eminence; the object of the desire and expectation of all the faithful of Israel. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. It should be kept in mind what has already been intimated, that the use of natural objects in worship is not necessarily idolatrous. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook