Synonyms and Antonyms of icon
1 a person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion <Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and other icons of pop culture> Synonyms god, hero, idol (also ikon)Related Words beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon
2 a written or printed mark that is meant to convey information to the reader <the player's remote control is very user-friendly as it doesn't use any icons that you haven't seen a million times before> Synonyms glyph, character (also ikon), sign, symbolRelated Words cipher, letter, numeral; hieroglyph, ideogram, pictogram, pictograph; rune
3 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) <cites Marlene Dietrich as an icon of old-time Hollywood glamour> Synonyms abstract, avatar, embodier, epitome, externalization, genius, embodiment (also ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifierRelated Words actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation
4 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about <a sports bar filled with photos of icons from football, basketball, and baseball> Synonyms big name, cause célèbre (also cause celebre), celeb, figure, celebrity (also ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIPRelated Words favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms nobody, noncelebrity
5 a two dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing <any icon of the Deity is regarded as blasphemous by adherents of that religion> Synonyms picture (also ikon), illustration, image, likenessRelated Words delineation, depiction, representation, resemblance, view; portrait; daub, drawing, finger painting; etching, silhouette, sketch, watercolor; caricature, cartoon, doodle; collage, montage, photograph; hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, ideogram, ideograph; pictograph; diagram
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