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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-kon]
    • /ˈaɪ kɒn/
    • /ˈaɪ.kɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-kon]
    • /ˈaɪ kɒn/

Definitions of icons word

  • noun icons a picture, image, or other representation. 1
  • noun icons Eastern Church. a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred. 1
  • noun icons a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it: an icon of womanhood. 1
  • noun icons a person or thing that is revered or idolized: Elvis Presley is a cultural icon of the 20th century. 1
  • noun icons Computers. a picture or symbol that appears on a monitor and is used to represent a command, as a file drawer to represent filing. 1
  • noun icons Semiotics. a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it. 1

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Origin of icons

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
1565-75; < Latin < Greek eikṓn likeness, image, figure

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Icons


icons popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

icons usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for icons

noun icons

  • images — a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
  • likenesses — a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
  • drawings — Plural form of drawing.
  • pictures — a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
  • figures — Plural form of figure.

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