Idolater I*dol"a*ter, n. [F. idol[^a]tre: cf. L. idololatres, Gr. ?. See {Idolatry}.] 1. A worshiper of idols; one who pays divine honors to images, statues, or representations of anything made by hands; one who worships as a deity that which is not God; a pagan. [1913 Webster]

2. An adorer; a great admirer. [1913 Webster]

Jonson was an idolater of the ancients. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster]

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  • idolater — (n.) late 14c., ydolatrer idol worshipper, from O.Fr. idolatre, contracted from L.L. idololatres, from Eccles. Gk. eidololatres idol worshipper (see IDOLATRY (Cf. idolatry)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idolater — [ī däl′ə tər] n. [ME idolatre < OFr < LL(Ec) idololatres < LGr(Ec) eidōlolatrēs < Gr eidōlon (see IDOL) + latris, hired servant < latron, wages: see LARCENY] 1. a person who worships an idol or idols 2. a devoted admirer; adorer …   English World dictionary

  • idolater — noun /ˌaɪˈdɑlətər/ One who worships idols; a pagan. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye… …   Wiktionary

  • idolater — idolatry ► NOUN 1) worship of idols. 2) adulation. DERIVATIVES idolater noun idolatrous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eid lon idol + latreia worship …   English terms dictionary

  • idolater — or idolator noun Date: 14th century 1. a worshiper of idols 2. a person that admires intensely and often blindly one that is not usually a subject of worship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idolater — /uy dol euh teuhr/, n. 1. Also, idolist /uyd l ist/. a worshiper of idols. 2. a person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee. [1350 1400; ME idolatrer, equiv. to idolatr(ie) IDOLATRY + er ER2; rer > er by dissimilation] * * * …   Universalium

  • idolater — Synonyms and related words: Druid, Parsi, Sabaist, Zoroastrian, admirer, adorer, allotheist, amateur, animal worshiper, animist, anthropolater, arborolater, archaeolater, beadsman, booster, buff, celebrant, chapelgoer, chthonian, churchgoer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • idolater — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fetishist, heathen, votary; see enthusiast 1 , pagan …   English dictionary for students

  • idolater — i·dol·a·ter || aɪ dÉ‘lÉ™tÉ™(r) / dÉ’l n. idol worshiper; admirer, one who adores or idolizes someone or something …   English contemporary dictionary

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