Definition of icon Oxford dictionaries online
- 1(also ikon)
a devotional painting of Christ or another holy figure, typically executed on wood and used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
- 2a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration:this iron-jawed icon of American manhood
- 3 Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window.
- 4 Linguistics a sign which has a characteristic in common with the thing it signifies, for example the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.