idolatry

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Idolatry \I*dol"a*try\, noun; pl. {Idolatries}. [F. idol[^a]trie, LL. idolatria, L. idololatria, Fr. Gr. ?; ? idol + ? service.]

1. The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.

His eye surveyed the dark idolatries Of alienated Judah. --Milton.

2. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

idolatry

noun

1: religious zeal; the willingness to serve God [syn: {idolatry}, {devotion}, {veneration}, {cultism}]

2: the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God [syn: {idolatry}, {idol worship}]


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