graven image

graven image
a material effigy that is worshipped (Freq. 1)

thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image


money was his god

Syn: ↑idol, ↑god
Derivationally related forms: ↑idolize (for: ↑idol), ↑idolise (for: ↑idol)
Hypernyms: ↑effigy, ↑image, ↑simulacrum
Hyponyms: ↑golden calf, ↑joss, ↑Juggernaut

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  • Graven image — Graven Grav en, p. p. of {Grave}, v. t. Carved. [1913 Webster] {Graven image}, an idol; an object of worship carved from wood, stone, etc. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Ex. xx. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graven image — ► NOUN ▪ a carved figure of a god used as an idol. ORIGIN with biblical allusion to the Book of Exodus, chapter 20 …   English terms dictionary

  • graven image — n. an idol made from stone or wood …   English World dictionary

  • graven image — UK [ˌɡreɪv(ə)n ˈɪmɪdʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms graven image : singular graven image plural graven images literary a picture or statue of a god or holy person …   English dictionary

  • Graven Image (album) — Infobox Album Name = Graven Image Type = Studio album Artist = Jandek Released = 1994 Recorded = Unknown Genre = Outsider Music /Folk music /Blues Length = 41:28 Label = Corwood Industries Producer = Corwood Industires Reviews = Last album =… …   Wikipedia

  • Graven Image-Black Lung Cathedral — Infobox musical artist Name = Graven Img capt = Members of Graven Image in 1998, Lakewood, OH Left to right: Allen Dane Singleton, Lorin Morgan Richards, Mark Thomas (artist), Dann Lucian Hauff Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band… …   Wikipedia

  • graven image — noun Etymology: graven, past participle of 1grave Date: 14th century an object of worship carved usually from wood or stone ; idol …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graven image — an idol. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Graven image —    Deut. 27:15; Ps. 97:7 (Heb. pesel), refers to the household gods of idolaters. Every nation and city had its own gods...Yet every family had its separate household or tutelary god …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • graven image — The OT prohibition of idolatry (Deut. 4:15–18) was renewed by Christians when confronted with orders to worship the statue of the Roman emperor (Rev. 14:9–11). But the OT (Isa. 46:6) was too much driven by religious polemic in supposing that… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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