idolater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n idolater a person who worships idols
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Idolater 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.
    • Idolater An adorer; a great admirer. "Jonson was an idolater of the ancients."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n idolater A worshiper of idols; one who pays divine honors to images, statues, or representations of anything; one who worships as a deity that which is not God.
    • n idolater An adorer; a devotee; a great admirer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Idolater ī-dol′a-tėr a worshipper of idols: a great admirer
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “A maker of idols is never an idolater.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. idolâtre,: cf. L. idololatres, Gr. . See Idolatry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. idolâtre, corr. of L.,—Gr. eidōlolatrēseidōlon, idol, latreuein, to worship.

Usage

In literature:

I can pray for deluded idolaters and for those who labour among them, and this is a privilege indeed.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
But the natural instinct of the converted idolater is dead against complexity in worship, and for simplicity.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
We do not think that the Aztec idolaters ever exceeded in wickedness or cruelty this fiendish act.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Yes, but not with the sentiment of the idolater.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
No, I am not a Christian; I am a material idolater.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
Virginity and purity were ignominious, which is the general vice of idolaters.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
In my eyes you too, if not an infidel, are an idolater.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The word "idolater," which they were so ready to use, carried terror on all sides.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
In order to provide a remedy, God chooses for his favorite the idolater Abraham.
"Letters to Eugenia" by Baron d'Holbach
He insists upon purity of soul and outward life as opposed to the laxness of the idolaters.
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
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In news:

The president still has his idolaters and they will be conspicuous in Charlotte this week.
The twilight is hard On an old idolater.
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