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English definition of “icon”

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noun [C] (FAMOUS PERSON/THING)    /ˈaɪ.kɒn/ US  /-kɑːn/
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.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important peopleSamples and examples
(Definition of icon noun (FAMOUS PERSON/THING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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