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(Also spelled ikon)
(computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface.
A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.  Synonyms: ikon, image, picture.  "A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
A conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church.  Synonym: ikon.

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"Icon" Quotes from Famous Books

... served Jehovah had certainly prospered well; but Jehovah Himself appeared to be on the decline. His Unity was steadily disintegrating into a paradoxical Trinity. Why, therefore, not give Allah, the leading icon in Arabia, an opportunity? Such considerations quite probably never entered the head of Mohammed with any definiteness; yet his behavior for the rest of his days seems to indicate that these, or similar conceptions, were ...
— The Necessity of Atheism • Dr. D.M. Brooks

... el forastero con voz de trueno.—Pero le advierto que tengo la piel muy delicada. Si no me corta le dare cinco pesetas, pero si me corta le matare sin piedad. Ya he matado mas de un barbero por esa causa; icon que tenga cuidado!—anadio por ...
— A First Spanish Reader • Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy

... Note: Walter, Watty, Woggy, Woggs, Wog, and lastly Bogue; under which last name he fell in battle some twelve months ago. Glory was his aim and he attained it; for his icon, by the hand of Caldecott, now lies among the treasures of the nation.) Stevenson's well-beloved black Skye terrier. See Balfour's Life, I, 212, 223. Stevenson was so deeply affected by Woggs's death that he could not bear ever to own another dog. A Latin inscription was placed on his ...
— Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson • Robert Louis Stevenson

... pantheon. Siya and Siyana typified worldly love. Their ritual was, however, singularly free from those degrading elements usually found in love-cults. Priests and priestesses of all cults dwelt in the immense seven-terraced structure, of which the jet amphitheatre was the water side. The symbol, icon, representation, of Siya and Siyana—the globe and the up-striving figures—typified earthly love, feet bound to earth, but eyes among the stars. Hell or heaven I never heard formulated, nor their equivalents; unless that existence in the Shining One's domain could serve for either. ...
— The Moon Pool • A. Merritt

... 104. Hayley is speaking of the passage in Milton's Answer to Icon Basilice, in which he accuses Charles of taking his Prayer in captivity from Pamela's prayer in the 3rd book of Sidney's ...
— Literary Remains (1) • Coleridge

... Kuskokwim some forty miles by river above the junction of the forks. Before the epidemics devastated it it had been a considerable native community. A Greek church, which the natives built entirely themselves, and which boasted a large painted icon of sorts, was the most important building in the place, and was served by the lay minister referred to before. Thus far the Kuskokwim is navigable for vessels of light draught, and a small stern-wheel steamboat lay ...
— Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled - A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska • Hudson Stuck

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