icon - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    computing a small picture on a computer screen that you choose by pressing a button with the mouse in order to open a particular program

    Open the document you want to print and click on the printer icon.

  2. 2
    someone who is very famous and who people think represents a particular idea

    one of the best-known pop icons of the 1980s

  3. 3




    a picture or model of a holy person that is used in religious worship in the Russian or Greek Orthodox Church