Definition of Icon in English :

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Icon meaning in English

Meaning of Icon in English

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Icon pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of icon


1. icon

(computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface

2. icon, ikon, image, picture

a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

Example Sentences:
'they showed us the pictures of their wedding'
'a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them'

3. icon, ikon

a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of icon
1. Also: ikon
a representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint, esp one painted in oil on a wooden panel, depicted in a traditional Byzantine style and venerated in the Eastern Church
an image, picture, representation, etc
a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement
a person regarded as a sex symbol or as a symbol of the latest fashion trends
a pictorial representation of a facility available on a computer system, that enables the facility to be activated by means of a screen cursor rather than by a textual instruction

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see synonyms of icon
an image; figure; representation
any of various stylized figures, as displayed on a microcomputer screen, representing available functions or resources
2.  Eastern Christian Church
an image or picture of Jesus, Mary, a saint, etc., venerated as sacred
any person or thing that is revered
someone or something regarded as embodying the essential characteristics of an era, group, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of icon
1. also i·kon (īkŏn)
a. An image; a representation.
b. A representation or picture of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage, traditionally used and venerated in the Eastern Church.
2. An important and enduring symbol: "The disposable lighter is an icon of the throwaway mentality that began to take shape in the years following World War II" (Susan Freinkel).
3. One who is the object of great attention and devotion; an idol: "He is ... a pop icon designed and manufactured for the video generation" (Harry F. Waters).
4. Computers A picture on a screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, option, or program.

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