[ahy-kon] /ˈaɪ kɒn/
(defs 1, 2).
[ahy-kon] /ˈaɪ kɒn/
a picture, image, or other representation.
Eastern Church. a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred.
a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it:
an icon of womanhood.
a person or thing that is revered or idolized:
Elvis Presley is a cultural icon of the 20th century.
Computers. a picture or symbol that appears on a monitor and is used to represent a command, as a file drawer to represent filing.
Semiotics. a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.
a variant spelling of icon
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
also ikon, 1570s, “image, figure, representation,” from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon “likeness, image, portrait,” related to eikenai “be like, look like,” of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.
In a graphical user interface, a picture on the screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, or program. Clicking on an icon will start the associated program or open the associated file, directory, or window.
An image used in worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church and among other Christians of similar traditions. Icons depict Jesus, Mary, and the saints, usually in a severe, symbolic, nonrealistic way.
eikonometer ei·ko·nom·e·ter or ei·co·nom·e·ter (ī’kə-nŏm’ĭ-tər) n.
[ey-laht] /eɪˈlɑt/ noun 1. a seaport at the N tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, in S Israel. /eɪˈlɑːt/ noun 1. a port in S Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: Israel’s only outlet to the Red Sea. Pop: 43 500 (2003 est)
- Eilean donan castle
/ˈeɪlən ˈdɒnən/ noun 1. a castle near the Kyle of Lochalsh in Highland, Scotland: built in the 13th century; famous for its picturesque setting
[ahy-leen, ey-leen] /aɪˈlin, eɪˈlin/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . fem. proper name, from Celtic (cf. Irish Eibhlin) but influenced in form by Helen.