ICON: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ICON?

Need another word that means the same as “icon”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “icon” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Icon” are: ikon, image, picture, idol, portrait, likeness, representation, symbol, figure, statue, model, celebrity, star, superstar, great, genius, phenomenon, luminary, giant

Icon as a Noun

Definitions of "Icon" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “icon” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A sign which has a characteristic in common with the thing it signifies, for example the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.
  • A symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window.
  • A graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface.
  • A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.
  • A conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church.
  • (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface.
  • A devotional painting of Christ or another holy figure, typically executed on wood and used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
  • A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.

Synonyms of "Icon" as a noun (19 Words)

celebrityA widely known person.
He was a baseball celebrity.
figureA number, especially one which forms part of official statistics or relates to the financial performance of a company.
The figure was about a thousand.
geniusA natural talent.
This young man is my good genius my guardian angel.
giantA person of exceptional talent or qualities.
Walton built a retail giant.
greatA person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field.
The Beatles Bob Dylan all the greats.
idolA material effigy that is worshipped.
A soccer idol.
ikonA visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
imageA representation of the external form of a person or thing in art.
The image of f x x 2 is the set of all non negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers.
likenessThe semblance, guise, or outward appearance of.
A family likeness can be seen in all the boys.
luminaryAn artificial light.
One of the luminaries of child psychiatry.
modelThe plan for the reorganization of the Parliamentary army, passed by the House of Commons in 1644–5.
He was a model husband and father.
phenomenonA remarkable development.
The band was a pop phenomenon just for their sales figures alone.
pictureA typical example of some state or quality.
The movie took five honours including best picture.
portraitA word picture of a person’s appearance and character.
A portrait of George III.
representationThe action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone or the state of being so represented.
The representation of women in newspapers.
starA star shaped symbol used to indicate a category of excellence.
He s a rising star in the party.
statueA sculpture representing a human or animal.
superstarSomeone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.
He became a superstar overnight.
symbolA shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g. a red cross or a Star of David.
The Red Cross symbol.

Usage Examples of "Icon" as a noun

  • This iron-jawed icon of American manhood.

Associations of "Icon" (30 Words)

admirationA feeling of delighted approval and liking.
A small token in admiration of your works.
atheismA lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.
boyhoodThe state or time of being a boy.
He has been passionate about cars since boyhood.
daguerreotypeA photograph taken by an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapour.
devilChief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell.
He was deviled by a new found fear.
filmCapture on film as part of a series of moving images make a film of a story event or book.
Clear plastic film between the layers of glass.
gentileRelating to or indicating a nation or clan, especially a gens.
Christians refer to themselves as gentiles.
heroA being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god.
The hero of Kipling s story.
iconoclasmThe rejection or destruction of religious images as heretical; the doctrine of iconoclasts.
iconoclastSomeone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions.
iconoclasticCriticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions.
An iconoclastic filmmaker who has pushed the boundaries with every film he s made.
idolA material effigy that is worshipped.
A soccer idol.
idolaterA person who worships idols.
idolatryReligious zeal; the willingness to serve God.
We must not allow our idolatry of art to obscure issues of political significance.
image(in biblical use) an idol.
She strives to project an image of youth.
infidelA person who does not acknowledge your god.
The infidel foe.
loverA person who loves someone or is loved by someone.
They had been lovers for years.
menuThe dishes making up a meal.
They worked rapidly down the menu of reports.
monotheismThe doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
paganRelating to pagans or their beliefs.
A Muslim majority had to live in close proximity to large communities of Christians and pagans.
pantheismThe doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God.
paragonA person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.
Your cook is a paragon.
pictureShow in or as in a picture.
The dictionary had many pictures.
pixel(computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot.
The greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution.
polytheismThe belief in or worship of more than one god.
The polytheism of the ancient Near East.
portrayPortray in words.
The book portrays the actor as a selfish person.
revereRegard with feelings of respect and reverence consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.
C zanne s still lifes were revered by his contemporaries.
venerationGreat respect; reverence.
His respect for the law bordered on veneration.
worshipThe activity of worshipping.
The Maya built jungle pyramids to worship their gods.

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