Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Variant of icon..


a variant spelling of icon


(ˈaɪ kɒn)

1. a picture, image, or other representation.
2. an image of Christ, a saint, etc., usu. painted on a wooden panel or done in mosaics and venerated as sacred in the Eastern Church.
3. a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it; symbol: an icon of womanhood.
4. a person or thing that is revered or idolized: a pop icon.
5. a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command, as a wastebasket that can be used to delete a file.
[1565–75; < Latin < Greek eikṓn likeness, image, figure]
i•con′ic, adj.
i•con′i•cal•ly, adv.
i•co•nic•i•ty (ˌaɪ kəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ikon - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surfaceikon - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
bitmap, electronic image - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
collage, montage - a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image; "he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
computer graphic, graphic - an image that is generated by a computer
iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
inset - a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
cyclorama, diorama, panorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
reflection, reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
CAT scan, scan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
echogram, sonogram - an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs
2.ikon - a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
أيْقونَه ، علامة على شاشَة الكومبيوترأيْقونَه، صورَة قِدّيس
helgimynd, íkon



(ˈaikoun) noun
1. (also ikon) especially in the Orthodox Churches, a painting etc of Christ or a saint.
2. a small graphic sign on a computer screen representing an application that the user can choose.
References in classic literature ?
In the corner a light was burning before a small ikon.
He would cry out against a momentary confusion between a light-green Paddington and a dark-green Bayswater vehicle, as his uncle would at the identification of a Greek ikon and a Roman image.
She then bent her head reverently, before the ikon in the corner, and left the room.
IKON, which has seven offices in New York City, signed a 10-year lease for the entire second floor at 950 Third Ave.