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An idol or fetish carved in wood or stone.
(Bible) chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol
an idol carved from stone or wood.
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|Noun||1.||graven image - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"|
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
golden calf - (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly
joss - a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
Juggernaut - a crude idol of Krishna