Definition of graven image noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


graven image

BrE BrE//ˌɡreɪvn ˈɪmɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡreɪvn ˈɪmɪdʒ//
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a statue or image which people worship as a god or as if it were a god Word Originwith an allusion to Exod. 20:4 in the Bible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: graven image