a television set; television.
(slang) a television set
A television set; television; the BOOB TUBE (1959+)
A television set, as in There they sit in front of the idiot box, hour after hour. This slangy and pejorative expression dates from about 1960.
noun, Television Slang. 1. . noun phrase A large sheet of heavy paper held up out of range of the television camera to prompt actors or speakers; cue card: ”Idiot boards” are held out of camera range/ The scripts are gone, but now there are idiot cards (1952+ Television studio)
[ahy-dee-uh, ahy-deeuh ] /aɪˈdi ə, aɪˈdiə/ noun 1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity. 2. a thought, conception, or notion: That is an excellent idea. 3. an impression: He gave me a general idea of how he plans to run the department. 4. an opinion, view, […]
[id-ee-ot-ik] /ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an . 2. senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark. /ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk/ adjective 1. of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless adj. 1713, from Late Latin idioticus “uneducated, ignorant,” in classical Latin, “of an ordinary person,” from Greek idiotikos “unprofessional, unskilled; not done by […]
- Idea of reference
idea of reference n. The belief that other people’s statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.