noun, plural i·dol·a·tries.
Origin of idolatry
Examples from the Web for idolatry
In Warhol it found its self- image, ready- made for idolatry and mockery.
In Warhol it found its self-image, ready-made for idolatry and mockery.
Idolatry occurs when you look down at the fruit of your own labor, the statue that you carved yourself, and you worship it.
How long shall superstition and idolatry retain the power to fetter the souls of men?Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
They dispell the clouds of ignorance, superstition, and idolatry, and carry with them civilization and liberty wherever they go.
The sin of idolatry--that is, of representing God under a visible figure--is involved in both cases.Secret Societies|David MacDill, Jonathan Blanchard, and Edward Beecher
Mary Bold was sitting on a low easy chair, with the boy in her lap, and Eleanor was kneeling before the object of her idolatry.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
He exposed the folly of their idolatry, by appealing to their reason and their own acknowledged authorities.Philosophy of the Plan of Salvation|An American Citizen
mid-13c., from Old French idolatrie, from Vulgar Latin idolatria, shortened from Late Latin idololatria (Tertullian), from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatria "worship of idols," from eidolon "image" (see idol) + latreia "worship, service" (see -latry).