Origin of icon
Examples from the Web for icons
There are still headwinds for these American icons of consumerism.
These artists are beyond commodification; their iconic images are, indeed, icons.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
[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|DAILY BEAST
He photographed his friends, like Jane Fonda and Paul Newman, taking candid shots of the icons of the day.
She assumed an attitude of prayer, looked at the icons, repeated the words of a prayer, but she could not pray.
In the foremost place, immediately under the icons, sat Barclay de Tolly, his high forehead merging into his bald crown.
He died at home as he had wished, only this year, under the icons with a lighted taper in his hands.Master and Man|Leo Tolstoy
The icons or images of the Virgin are set with diamonds and emeralds worth a king's ransom.As Seen By Me|Lilian Bell
In a corner under the icons of the saints, on a table covered with a gold-bordered, velvet cloth, lay the body of the girl.The Mantle and Other Stories|Nicholas Gogol
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.
An image used in worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church and among other Christians (see also Christian) of similar traditions. Icons depict Jesus, Mary, and the saints, usually in a severe, symbolic, nonrealistic way.