Meaning of “idol” - Learner’s Dictionary

idol

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈaɪdəl/
PERSON

someone that you admire and respect very much:

a pop/sporting idol
GOD

a picture or object that people pray to as part of their religion

idolize verb [ T ] also UK -ise

to admire and respect someone very much

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