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
  1. noun
    the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
    synonyms: idol worship
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    iconolatry
    the worship of sacred images
    type of:
    worship
    the activity of worshipping
  2. noun
    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    synonyms: cultism, devotion, veneration
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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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