Meaning of “idol” in the English Dictionary

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"idol" in British English

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idolnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.dəl/ us /ˈaɪ.dəl/

(Definition of “idol” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"idol" in American English

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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)