idol Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"idol" in British English

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idolnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaɪ.dəl/
C1 someone who is ​admired and ​respected very much: a ​pop/​sporting idol The ​Hollywoodfilm idols of the 1940s were ​glamorousfigures, ​adored by millions.C2 a ​picture or ​object that ​peoplepray to as ​part of ​theirreligion: The ​ancientpeople of this ​areaworshipped a ​hugebronze idol in the ​shape of an ​elephant.
(Definition of idol from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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idolnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·dəl/
a ​person who is ​loved, ​admired, or ​respected a lot: Basketball ​players are his idols. An idol is also an ​object or ​picture that is ​worshipped as a ​god.
(Definition of idol from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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