Translation of "icon" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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iconnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.kɒn/ us /ˈaɪ.kɑːn/

icon noun [ C ] (COMPUTER SYMBOL)

B2 a small picture or symbol on a computer screen that you point to and click on (= press) with a mouse to give the computer an instruction


icon noun [ C ] (FAMOUS PERSON/THING)

B2 a very famous person or thing considered as representing a set of beliefs or a way of life

Beckham has been one of the country's best-loved sporting icons.

icon noun [ C ] (HOLY PAINTING)

also ikon a painting, usually on wood, of Jesus Christ, or of a person considered holy by some Christians, especially in Russia and Greece


(Translation of “icon” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)