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i·dol·a·try

 (ī-dŏl′ə-trē)
n. pl. i·dol·a·tries
1. Worship of idols.
2. Blind or excessive devotion to something.

[Middle English idolatrie, from Old French, from Latin īdōlolatrīa, from Greek eidōlolatreiā : eidōlon, idol; see idol + latreiā, service.]

idolatry

(aɪˈdɒlətrɪ)
n
1. (Theology) the worship of idols
2. great devotion or reverence
iˈdolater, iˈdolator n
iˈdolatress fem n
iˈdolatrous adj
iˈdolatrously adv
iˈdolatrousness n

i•dol•a•try

(aɪˈdɒl ə tri)

n., pl. -tries.
1. the religious worship of idols.
2. excessive admiration or devotion.
[1200–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin īdōlatrīa]

Idolatry

 idols and other similar things and objects collectively.
Example: idolatries of the heathen, 1671.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idolatry - religious zealidolatry - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
worship - the activity of worshipping
Bible-worship, bibliolatry - the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship - the worship of words
symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship - the worship of symbols
anthropolatry, worship of man - the worship of human beings
gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship - the worship of women
lordolatry - the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
miracle-worship, thaumatolatry - the worship of miracles
place-worship, topolatry - the worship of places
2.idolatry - the worship of idolsidolatry - the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
worship - the activity of worshipping
iconolatry - the worship of sacred images

idolatry

noun
1. idol worshipping, fetishism Idolatry was punishable by death.
2. adoration, adulation, hero worship, apotheosis, exaltation, glorification, idolizing, deification Their affection soon increased to almost idolatry.
Translations
حُب أعْمى إلى درجة العِبادَهعِبادَة الأوْثان او الأصْنام
modlářstvíuctívání
afgudsdyrkelsetilbedelse
bálványimádásbálványozás
dÿrkun; tilbeiîslaskurîgoîadÿrkun
modlárstvo
puta tapmaputperestliktaparcasına sevmetapma

idolatry

[aɪˈdɒlətrɪ] Nidolatría f

idolatry

[aɪˈdɒlətri] n
(= excessive admiration) → idolâtrie f

idolatry

n (lit)Götzendienst m, → Götzenverehrung f; (fig)Vergötterung f, → abgöttische Verehrung

idolatry

[aɪˈdɒlətrɪ] n (old) → idolatria

idol

(ˈaidl) noun
1. an image of a god, which is worshipped. The tribesmen bowed down before their idol.
2. a greatly loved person, thing etc. The singer was the idol of thousands of teenagers.
idolatry (aiˈdolətri) noun
1. the worship of idols.
2. too great admiration, especially of a person.
iˈdolatrous adjective
iˈdolatrously adverb
ˈidolize, ˈidolise verb
to love or admire a person etc greatly or too much. She idolized her older brother.
References in classic literature ?
THAMMUZ came next behind, Whose annual wound in LEBANON allur'd The SYRIAN Damsels to lament his fate In amorous dittyes all a Summers day, While smooth ADONIS from his native Rock Ran purple to the Sea, suppos'd with blood Of THAMMUZ yearly wounded: the Love-tale Infected SIONS daughters with like heat, Whose wanton passions in the sacred Porch EZEKIEL saw, when by the Vision led His eye survay'd the dark Idolatries Of alienated JUDAH.
At the risk of her life she stole away, on those occasions, into the interior of the island, and looked on, in hiding, at the horrid witchcrafts and idolatries of the blacks; they would have murdered a half-blood, prying into their ceremonies, if they had discovered her.
As for those captive tribes, themselves were they Who wrought their own captivity, fell off From God to worship calves, the deities Of Egypt, Baal next and Ashtaroth, And all the idolatries of heathen round, Besides their other worse than heathenish crimes; Nor in the land of their captivity Humbled themselves, or penitent besought The God of their forefathers, but so died Impenitent, and left a race behind Like to themselves, distinguishable scarce From Gentiles, but by circumcision vain, And God with idols in their worship joined.