Definition of Icon:

  1. A painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.

  2. A sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.

  3. Small pictorial symbol used in a graphical user interface (GUI) or in web documents to identify a file, folder, program, or device (such as drive, modem, printer). An icon is activated by clicking on it with a pointing device to start an operation or to make a choice.

  4. A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.

  5. A symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window, especially one of several for selection.

Synonyms of Icon

Image, Idol, Portrait, Likeness, Representation, Symbol, Figure, Statue, Model, Agnus Dei, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, Abstract, Abstraction, Altarpiece, Ark, Asperger, Asperges, Aspergillum, Bambino, Beadroll, Beads, Block print, Candle, Censer, Certified copy, Chaplet, Ciborium, Collage, Color print, Companion, Copy, Counterfeit, Cross, Crucifix, Cruet, Cyclorama, Daub, Dead ringer, Diptych, Double, Duplicate, Ectype, Effigy, Engraving, Eucharistial, Exact likeness, Fair copy, Faithful copy, Fake, Fellow, Forgery, Fresco, Glosseme, Holy cross, Holy water, Holy-water sprinkler, Idol, Illumination, Illustration, Image, Imitation, Incensory, Lexeme, Lexical form, Likeness, Living image, Living picture, Match, Mate, Matzo, Menorah, Mezuzah, Mikvah, Miniature, Mirroring, Model, Monstrance, Montage, Morpheme, Mosaic, Mural, Osculatory, Ostensorium, Panorama, Paschal candle, Pasticcio, Pastiche, Pax, Phony, Photograph, Phrase, Phylacteries, Picture, Portrait, Prayer shawl, Prayer wheel, Print, Pyx, Reflection, Relics, Representation, Reproduction, Resemblance, Rood, Rosary, Rubbing, Sacramental, Sacred relics, Sacring bell, Semasiological unit, Semblance, Sememe, Shadow, Shofar, Sign, Signifiant, Significant, Similitude, Simulacrum, Spit and image, Spitting image, Stained glass window, Stencil, Still life, Sukkah, Symbol, Tabernacle, Tableau, Tallith, Tapestry, Term, Thurible, Token, Trace, Tracing, Triptych, Twin, Type, Urceole, Veronica, Very image, Very picture, Vigil light, Votive candle, Wall painting, Word, Celebrity, Star, Superstar, Icon, Famous person, Great, Genius, Phenomenon, Luminary, Giant, Big name

How to use Icon in a sentence?

  1. This iron-jawed icon of American manhood.
  2. Peirce distinguishes three types of sign - the icon, the index and the symbol.
  3. The iconoclasts wanted to rid the church of images, icons, even paintings.
  4. It also said that although the sales will come from services such as mobile phone graphics, icons, screen savers and novelty voice mail, it is ringtones that will dominate.

Meaning of Icon & Icon Definition