idolatry

Idolatry means the worship of images as if they were gods. Many religions prohibit idolatry, some even to the extent of forbidding any representational objects in houses of worship.

Idol sits at the head of the word idolatry. If you worship––or even just look up to––a person or a thing, you are said to idolize them. For some modern idolaters, money is their idol, while for others it is celebrities and for still others their jobs.

Definitions of idolatry
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n the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God

Synonyms:
idol worship
Types:
iconolatry
the worship of sacred images
Type of:
worship
the activity of worshipping

n religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

Synonyms:
cultism, devotion, veneration
Types:
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Bible-worship, bibliolatry
the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship
the worship of words
symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry
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
Type of:
worship
the activity of worshipping

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