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icon -- as in: holy icon
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as in: holy icon Define
a religious artwork -- typically a painting of one or more religious figures -- often treated as a sacred item
  • Icons are especially popular in Eastern Christianity.
  • Protestants discouraged creation and reverence of icons during the Reformation.
  • He stepped back from the window and looked at an icon of the Saviour in His crown of thorns.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Father Sergius
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as in: computer icon Define
a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) used to indicate a concept -- such as a symbol on the computer screen that will run a program when clicked
as in: pop culture icon Define
someone or something famous that represents something in a culture -- typically greatly admired
as in: holy icon Define
a religious artwork -- typically a painting of one or more religious figures -- often treated as a sacred item
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