graven image

Definitions of graven image
  1. noun
    a material effigy that is worshipped
    “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    synonyms: god, idol
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    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
    a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
    a crude idol of Krishna
    type of:
    effigy, image, simulacrum
    a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
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