Define Icon

noun: icon; plural noun: icons; noun: ikon; plural noun: ikons
  1. 1.
    a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
    synonyms: image, idol, portrait, picture, representation, likeness, symbol, sign; More

    “an icon of the Blessed Virgin”
  2. 2.
    a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something.
    “this iron-jawed icon of American manhood”
    synonyms: idol, paragon, hero, heroine; More

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