Meaning of "icon" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈɑɪ·kɑn/

a small picture on a computer screen that you choose in order to make the computer do something:

Click on the print icon.

a person or thing that is famous because he, she, or it represents a particular idea or way of life:

a fashion icon

(Definition of “icon” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)