graven image

noun

Definition of graven image

  1. :  an object of worship carved usually from wood or stone :  idol

Origin and Etymology of graven image

graven, past participle of 1grave


First Known Use: 14th century


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graven image

noun

Definition of graven image for English Language Learners

  • : an object (such as a statue) that is worshipped as a god or in place of a god

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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