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Idol vs. Idle

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  • Idol (noun)

    A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.

  • Idol (noun)

    A cultural icon, or especially popular person.

  • Idol (noun)

    Popular entertainer; usually young, captivating, attractive; and often female, with an image of being close to fans.

  • Idol (noun)

    An eidolon or phantom; something misleading or elusive.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Empty, vacant.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Not being used appropriately; not occupied; (of time) with no, no important, or not much activity.

    "idle hours"

    "My computer hibernates after it has been idle for 30 minutes."

  • Idle (adjective)

    Not engaged in any occupation or employment; unemployed; inactive; doing nothing in particular.

    "idle workmen"

  • Idle (adjective)

    Averse to work, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.

    "an idle fellow"

  • Idle (adjective)

    Of no importance; useless; worthless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.

    "an idle story;"

    "idle talk;"

    "idle rumor"

  • Idle (adjective)

    Light-headed; foolish.

  • Idle (verb)

    To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.

  • Idle (verb)

    To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.

    "to idle in an IRC channel"

  • Idle (verb)

    Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick over.

  • Idle (noun)

    An idle animation.

  • Idle (noun)

    An idle game.

    "idle game|incremental game"

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Idol (noun)

    An image or representation of anything.

  • Idol (noun)

    An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god.

  • Idol (noun)

    That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.

  • Idol (noun)

    A false notion or conception; a fallacy.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.

  • Idle (adjective)

    Light-headed; foolish.

  • Idle (verb)

    To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.

  • Idle

    To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; - often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.

Webster Dictionary
  • Idol (noun)

    a material effigy that is worshipped as a god;

    "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"

    "money was his god"

  • Idol (noun)

    someone who is adored blindly and excessively

  • Idol (noun)

    an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

  • Idle (verb)

    run disconnected or idle;

    "the engine is idling"

  • Idle (verb)

    be idle; exist in a changeless situation;

    "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"

    "He slugged in bed all morning"

  • Idle (adjective)

    not in action or at work;

    "an idle laborer"

    "idle drifters"

    "the idle rich"

    "an idle mind"

  • Idle (adjective)

    without a basis in reason or fact;

    "baseless gossip"

    "the allegations proved groundless"

    "idle fears"

    "unfounded suspicions"

    "unwarranted jealousy"

  • Idle (adjective)

    not in active use;

    "the machinery sat idle during the strike"

    "idle hands"

  • Idle (adjective)

    silly or trivial;

    "idle pleasure"

    "light banter"

    "light idle chatter"

  • Idle (adjective)

    lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility;

    "idle talk"

    "a loose tongue"

  • Idle (adjective)

    not yielding a return;

    "dead capital"

    "idle funds"

  • Idle (adjective)

    not having a job;

    "idle carpenters"

    "jobless transients"

    "many people in the area were out of work"

Princeton's WordNet

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