Origin of icon
Synonyms for icon
Related Words for ikonportrait, symbol, figure, idol, picture, portrayal, representation, likeness, ikon
Examples from the Web for ikon
Contemporary Examples of ikon
The intrusive lens at the tennis court belonged to an enterprising 30-year-old pap, Niraj Tanna of Ikon Pictures.Why William and Kate Held Off Again
June 8, 2010
Historical Examples of ikon
Sophia lay upon the bare floor beneath the ikon, fast asleep.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
A bit of fish, too, fried, sir—even if it was only them ikon Sammy Langs.Trapped by Malays
George Manville Fenn
Or I see the ikon is out of order, and I set it to rights, or pour in some oil.
He rose hastily from his seat, faced the ikon and began to pray.
Yudushka rose from his seat, faced the ikon and offered up a prayer.
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.