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Definition of "eidolon" [ei•do•lon]

  • A phantom; an apparition. (noun)
  • An image of an ideal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eidolon" in a sentence
  • "Man is essentially an idolater, -- that is, in bondage to his imagination, -- for there is no more harm in the Greek word eidolon than in the Latin word imago."
  • "But he was too much what he calls his eidolon in one book, "Monsieur le psychologue," and the Psyche he deals with is too often a skinny and spectacled creature -- not the love of Cupid and the mother of Voluptas. ["
  • "You get to totally determine the form of your eidolon, which is neat."