Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ICONS

He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.

Then she shook her head and glanced up at the icons with a sigh.

The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.

He was 460 not like the Winged Precursor familiar to the painter of icons; but his charm was irresistible.

This resembles the Greek iconostasis, the screen on which the “icons” or sacred pictures are placed.

The icons were executed by Moses Harris, in his best style; and are far superior to any of their predecessors in Britain.

Our Simpleton went quietly back home, stretched himself under the icons, and his snoring was heard far around.

Every one who enters the house at once bows and utters a prayer before the icons before he does anything else.

Icons or hieroglyphics can convey the instructions just as well, even better, than literacy can.

The priest received us in his study, which, besides the Icons and a Samovar had no ornaments.

WORD ORIGIN

also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.