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



    BrE BrE//ˈdɒlətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːlətri//
    [uncountable] Love
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  1. 1the practice of worshipping statues as gods
  2. 2(formal) too much love or admiration for somebody/something football fans whose support for their team borders on idolatry See related entries: Love
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French idolatrie, based on Greek eidōlolatreia, from eidōlon (from eidos ‘form, shape’) + -latreia ‘worship’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: idolatry