What is idol?

  • (noun): An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.
    Synonyms: paragon, perfection, beau ideal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Idol

An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion.

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American Idol Controversies - Voting Controversies - Seasons Seven To Eleven Winner Ethnic and Gender Biases
... boy who plays the guitar – a trend that Idol pundits call the “White guy with guitar” or “WGWG” factor ... This has lead viewers and critics accusing American Idol of having gender and ethnic biases, with some complaining about the predictability of the likely winner ... winner, Richard Rushfield, author of the book American Idol The Untold Story, said, “You have this alliance between young girls and grandmas and they see it, not necessarily as a ...
Malaysian Idol 2 (album)
... Malaysian Idol 2 is the self titled compilation released by the finalists of Malaysian Idol 2 ...
Idol
... An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or ... 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 ... The Idol series began in the United Kingdom and has since spread around the world - Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United States, Denmark, Norway ...
Kawamura
... with the surname include Aki Kawamura (川村亜紀), gravure idol and television idol Hikaru Kawamura (川村ひかる), gravure idol Sumiyoshi Kawamura ... composer Yukie Kawamura (川村ゆきえ), gravure idol Zuiken Kawamura (河村瑞賢), merchant Fictional characters Takashi Kawamura (河村隆), character in The Prince of Tennis ...
Kris Allen - Early Life
... His musical influences, as stated in his Idol confessionals, include the Beatles, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, Pat Monahan, John Mayer and Michael Jackson ... for several years before trying out for Idol, even opening for earlier Idol contestant Sean Michel on multiple occasions ... He has described his decision to audition for American Idol as a "last hurrah" before giving up his pursuit of a music career ...

More definitions of "idol":

  • (noun): A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
    Synonyms: graven image, god
  • (noun): Someone who is adored blindly and excessively.
    Synonyms: matinee idol

Famous quotes containing the word idol:

    Its idea of “production value” is spending a million dollars dressing up a story that any good writer would throw away. Its vision of the rewarding movie is a vehicle for some glamour-puss with two expressions and eighteen changes of costume, or for some male idol of the muddled millions with a permanent hangover, six worn-out acting tricks, the build of a lifeguard, and the mentality of a chicken-strangler.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognises neither pity nor pitilessness.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)