idolatry

noun idol·a·try \ ī-ˈdä-lə-trē \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of idolatry

plural idolatries
1 : the worship of a physical object as a god
2 : immoderate attachment or devotion to something

Examples of idolatry in a Sentence

  1. her idolatry of her favorite rock star is one step removed from stalking

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Origin and Etymology of idolatry

Middle English ydolatrie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin idolatria, alteration of Late Latin idololatria, from Greek eidōlolatreia, from eidōlon idol + -latreia -latry

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IDOLATRY Defined for English Language Learners

idolatry

noun

Definition of idolatry for English Language Learners

  • : the worship of a picture or object as a god



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