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

 

graven image

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɡreɪvn ˈɪmɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡreɪvn ˈɪmɪdʒ//
 
(disapproving)
 
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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.
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