idolatry


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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 ?
Love was above all earthly considerations, and I loved Dora to idolatry, and Dora loved me.
My answer was, "that we were overstocked with books of travels: that nothing could now pass which was not extraordinary; wherein I doubted some authors less consulted truth, than their own vanity, or interest, or the diversion of ignorant readers; that my story could contain little beside common events, without those ornamental descriptions of strange plants, trees, birds, and other animals; or of the barbarous customs and idolatry of savage people, with which most writers abound.
Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry, of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
Perchance he has destined us to deliver the children from the more cruel bondage of ignorance and idolatry.
Her sex once ascertained, their idolatry was changed into contempt and there was no end to the contumely showered upon her by the savages, who were exasperated at the deception which they conceived had been practised upon them.
Put me in mind, Louisa, to lend him the homily ‘against peril of idolatry,’ at his next visit.
That is the Government's house and there is no idolatry in it, but only a Sahib with a white beard.
Her idolatry of this man was such that she herself almost feared it to be ill-omened.
Women are the most hardened offenders in such respects, but even our intellectual sex often degrade pets into nuisances by absurd idolatry.
Welland was the central object of their idolatry, it never occurred to his wife and May to let him go to St.
him, when he saw the city wholly given up to idolatry.
If she had any sense of humour, it must amuse her that he should place her on a pedestal and worship her with such an honest idolatry, but even while she laughed she must have been pleased and touched.