Definition of Idolater

1. Noun. A person who worships idols.

Exact synonyms: Idol Worshiper, Idoliser, Idolizer
Generic synonyms: Gentile, Heathen, Infidel, Pagan
Specialized synonyms: Idolatress
Derivative terms: Idolatry



Definition of Idolater

1. n. 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.

Definition of Idolater

1. Noun. One who worships idols; (historical) a pagan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Idolater

1. one that worships idols [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Idolater

idling
idlingly
idlings
idlis
idly
idocrase
idocrases
idofuranose
idofuranoses
idol
idol worship
idol worshiper
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idolastre
idolastres
idolater (current term)
idolaters
idolator
idolators
idolatress
idolatresses
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idolatries
idolatrize
idolatrized
idolatrizes
idolatrizing
idolatrous
idolatrously
idolatrousness

Literary usage of Idolater

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1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"IDOL idolater IDOLATRY. Lucretius had partly felt these difficulties, ... This word, idolater, idolatry, is found neither in Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, ..."

2. Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians: And Homilies on the Epistle to by John Chrysostom, William John Copeland (1840)
"For this ye know, that no whoremonger, Y. 5, 6. nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... to the senses of mankind ; but this advantage is counterbalanced by the various and inevitable accidents to which the faith of the idolater is exposed. ..."

4. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Hence, the word for villager or peasant was associated in the minds of the Christians, ie the town's people, with the idea of idolater or worshipper of ..."

5. The Real Shelley: New Views of the Poet's Life by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1885)
"... Rooms—Shelley's Looks and Voice—Patron and idolater—The Ways of Passing Time—Hogg's Reminiscences—Nocturnal Readings and Conversations—Country about ..."

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