Definition of "icon" [i•con]

  • (noun) An image; a representation.
  • (noun) A representation or picture of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage, traditionally used and venerated in the Eastern Church.
  • (noun) An important and enduring symbol: "Voyager will take its place ... alongside such icons of airborne adventure as The Spirit of St. Louis and [the] Bell X-1” ( William D. Marbach).
  • (noun) 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).
  • (noun) Computer Science A picture on a screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, option, or program.

Use "icon" in a sentence

  • "Tonight while listening to many showing their respect for this premier journalist; I heard the term icon and he was more than an icon."
  • "I thought you should know. your blog no longer loads the title icon or sidebar in Safari 1.0.3 on my Mac running OS X 10.2.8."
  • "I set the Windows 'make text larger/smaller' zoom to Medium (125%) and found that now half the Ribbon panels do not display the commands, just the title icon, no matter how wide I make the Ribbon (I have it docked vertically on the left)."

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