Origin of icon
Synonyms for icon
Related Words for iconsportrait, symbol, figure, idol, picture, portrayal, representation, likeness, ikon
Examples from the Web for icons
Contemporary Examples of icons
There are still headwinds for these American icons of consumerism.Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon
December 27, 2014
These artists are beyond commodification; their iconic images are, indeed, icons.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
December 6, 2014
School entries with icons indicate the school ranked in the top 100 of that category.The Best of the Beast, Aug 25-31: High Schools, Houdini and Hip-Hop Jihadists
The Daily Beast
August 30, 2014
[New York Times] Christian Dior Unites with Princess Grace Foundation: Two icons have joined forces.Are Buzz Cuts the Next Big Trend for Women? And Christian Dior Unites with Princess Grace Foundation
The Fashion Beast Team
July 30, 2014
He photographed his friends, like Jane Fonda and Paul Newman, taking candid shots of the icons of the day.Dennis Hopper: The Missing Years
June 25, 2014
Historical Examples of icons
He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.
Then she shook her head and glanced up at the icons with a sigh.
The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
He was 460 not like the Winged Precursor familiar to the painter of icons; but his charm was irresistible.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
This resembles the Greek iconostasis, the screen on which the “icons” or sacred pictures are placed.
Word Origin for icon
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.