idolater


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i·dol·a·ter

or i·dol·a·tor  (ī-dŏl′ə-tər)
n.
1. One who worships idols.
2. One who blindly or excessively admires or adores another.

[Middle English idolatre, from Old French, from Latin īdōlolatrēs, from Greek eidōlolatrēs : eidōlon, idol; see idol + -latrēs, worshiper.]

i•dol•a•ter

(aɪˈdɒl ə tər)

n.
1. a worshiper of idols.
2. a person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee.
[1350–1400; Middle English idolatrer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idolater - a person who worships idolsidolater - a person who worships idols    
gentile, heathen, infidel, pagan - a person who does not acknowledge your god
idolatress - a woman idolater
Translations

idolater

[aɪˈdɒlətəʳ] Nidólatra mf

idolater

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He told them that in the sight of all indifferent men, and in the sense of the laws of society, they had lived all this while in a state of sin; and that it was true that nothing but the consenting to marry, or effectually separating them from one another, could now put an end to it; but there was a difficulty in it, too, with respect to the laws of Christian matrimony, which he was not fully satisfied about, that of marrying one that is a professed Christian to a savage, an idolater, and a heathen--one that is not baptized; and yet that he did not see that there was time left to endeavour to persuade the women to be baptized, or to profess the name of Christ, whom they had, he doubted, heard nothing of, and without which they could not be baptized.
I am persuaded," says he, "had those men lived in the savage country whence their wives came, the savages would have taken more pains to have brought them to be idolaters, and to worship the devil, than any of these men, so far as I can see, have taken with them to teach the knowledge of the true God.
I had had brothers myself, and it was no revelation to me that little girls could be slavish idolaters of little boys.
Because," said the gardener, "I see that you are a stranger and a Mussulman, and this town is almost entirely inhabited by idolaters, who hate and persecute all of our faith.
Whilst these things were passing in the Ebony Island Prince Camaralzaman continued to find shelter in the gardeners cottage in the town of the idolaters.
As the palace of the new king, or rather of the Princess Badoura, overlooked the harbour, she saw the ship entering it and asked what vessel it was coming in so gaily decked with flags, and was told that it was a ship from the Island of the Idolaters which yearly brought rich merchandise.
When, after a rapid passage, he gained sight of the Island of Idolaters, he judged it better not to enter the harbour, but casting anchor at some distance he embarked at night in a small boat with six active sailors and landed near Camaralzaman's cottage.
LET us hurry to the walls," said Abel-Phittim to Buzi-Ben-Levi and Simeon the Pharisee, on the tenth day of the month Thammuz, in the year of the world three thousand nine hundred and fortyone--let us hasten to the ramparts adjoining the gate of Benjamin, which is in the city of David, and overlooking the camp of the uncircumcised; for it is the last hour of the fourth watch, being sunrise; and the idolaters, in fulfilment of the promise of Pompey, should be awaiting us with the lambs for the sacrifices.
Badly smelleth their idol to me, the cold monster: badly they all smell to me, these idolaters.
There was the resentful Sunday of a little later, when he sat down glowering and glooming through the tardy length of the day, with a sullen sense of injury in his heart, and no more real knowledge of the beneficent history of the New Testament than if he had been bred among idolaters.
They also, in supporting satanic Catholicism, taught Matthew to be an idolater.
An idol may not be the greatest dancer on earth, but something in him appeals to something in you, the idolater.