Origin of icon
Synonyms for icon
Origin of icono-
Related Words for iconportrait, symbol, figure, idol, picture, portrayal, representation, likeness, ikon
Examples from the Web for icon
Contemporary Examples of icon
Padre Goyo, with his clerical collar and his bulletproof vest, is an icon for those fighting drugs and corruption.Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels
November 18, 2014
Her valiant recovery made her an inspiration for everyone, and an icon for Democrats.The Battle Is On in Gabby Giffords’s Old District
October 9, 2014
In contrast, Paul was gaining momentum and the Libertarian icon seemed poised to pull a potential upset.The Time Michele Bachmann Was Right
August 31, 2014
Twentysomething women have turned the boss into an icon, the ultimate position to have dreams and then make them happen.Basics Beware: We're All Girl Bosses Now
August 28, 2014
“James Brown is an icon, and his voice is quite distinctive,” says Spencer, who knows what it takes to win an Oscar.‘Get On Up’ Star Chadwick Boseman on Becoming James Brown—With A Little Help From Mick Jagger
August 4, 2014
Historical Examples of icon
Icon well remarks that we are much in the power of our contributors.
She crossed herself, kissed the icon, and handed it to Andrew.
The crowd round the icon suddenly parted and pressed against Pierre.
Well, he took that icon home with him for a few days and what did he do?
This was the icon that had been brought from Smolensk and had since accompanied the army.
Word Origin for icon
before a vowel icon-
Word Origin for icono-
also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.