variants: also ikon

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1 a person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion
  • Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and other icons of pop culture

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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

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3 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality)
  • cites Marlene Dietrich as an icon of old-time Hollywood glamour

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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

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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

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“Icon.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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