Noun(1) (computer science, usually a simple picture(2) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction(3) a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
(1) An object of derision though she may be to some, to others the celebrity fashion icon is a godsend, for rarely does she also possess a model figure.(2) Peirce distinguishes three types of sign - the icon , the index and the symbol.(3) this iron-jawed icon of American manhood(4) The car is a two-faced modern symbol: a shiny icon of our freedom and our entrapment.(5) A British icon , a symbol of all that is decent and proper in this country, has been tarnished by wild allegations and screaming headlines.(6) Artworks range from a Russian icon to creations of Cellini, Rembrandt, and Picasso.(7) The iconoclasts wanted to rid the church of images, icons , even paintings.(8) This means a number of music stars are appearing as icons of the past: Usher as Marvin Gaye, Third Eye Blind as the Kinks and Richie Sambora as Eric Clapton, to name only a handful.(9) Scrolling web-pages, opening icons , moving windows; these are all things which are controlled far more intuitively by your fingers than an input device.(10) In Ulster Kerry footballers were icons , heroes.(11) The media has been promoting the idea, recently, that supermodels are being replaced by actors as celebrities and modern-day icons .(12) There's also a surprise screening: It's big, it's something you are all dying to see, it stars action heroes and cult icons and it would be wrong to miss it.(13) We would urge celebrities and icons not to support energy dense foods and to make sure it is a genuinely healthy product they promote.(14) It also said that although the sales will come from services such as mobile phone graphics, icons , screen savers and novelty voice mail, it is ringtones that will dominate.(15) An iconic sign/icon (from Greek e ikon ├ö├ç├┐replica├ö├ç├û) provides a visual, auditory or any other perceptual image of the thing it stands for.(16) The skills of many fine Bulgarian artisans can be seen in icons (religious paintings) and other church art.