Definition of icon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈaɪkɑːn
1 (computing) a small symbol on a computer screen that represents a program or a fileClick on the printer icon with the mouse.2 a famous person or thing that people admire and see as a symbol of a particular idea, way of life, etcMadonna and other pop icons of the 1980sa feminist/gay icon(= somebody that feminists/gay people admire)3 (also ikon) (in the Orthodox Church) a painting or statue of a holy person that is also thought of as a holy object