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An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with admiration, adoration, or devotion.
Idol may refer to:
- Cult image, a neutral term for a man-made object that is worshipped or venerated for the deity, spirit or demon that it embodies or represents
- Idolatry, a pejorative term used especially in Abrahamic religions for the worship of idols
- Murti, a point of focus for devotion or meditation in Hindu and Buddhist religion (not always man-made)
In arts and entertainment
- Idols (TV series), one of several television shows that give formerly unknown persons an opportunity to become stars.
- Pop Idol, the original series in the United Kingdom
- Pakistan Idol
- Australian Idol
- Bangladeshi Idol
- Singapore Idol
- Canadian Idol
- Nouvelle Star, in France
- Deutschland sucht den Superstar, in Germany
- Indian Idol
- American Idol, in the United States
- Idol Puerto Rico
- Idols (Danish TV series)
- Idol (Norwegian TV series)
- Idols (Dutch TV series), in the Netherlands
- Ídolos (Portuguese TV series)
- Idols (Finnish TV series)
- Idol (Swedish TV series)
- Idols (South African TV series)
- Idols (West African TV series)
- Indonesian Idol
- Nepal Idol AP1 TV
- Teen idol, a popular celebrity "worshipped" by teenagers
- Japanese idol, a heavily promoted and merchandised singer or actor, a model that will later heavily influence the conception of "idol" in the popular culture of other Asian countries such as: Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
- K-pop idol
- Billy Idol, an English rock musician
- The iDol (film), a Japanese comedy movie
- Idoling!!!, a Japanese female idol group
- "Idol", an episode of the television series Power Rangers: SPD
- Matinee idol, an adored film or theater star
- Idoli, a Serbian new wave band from the early 1980s
- Idolo, Jubert Doctor a.k.a matinee aydol
- 1dol, a Philippine TV musical
- Idols (film), a 1943 Spanish film
- Increased Degradation of LDL Receptor Protein (IDOL), a ubiquitin ligase that ubiquinates LDL receptors in endosomes and directs the receptors to the lysosomal compartment for degradation.
- Brad Cain, a professional wrestler known as Lodi and Idol
- Idol (philosophy), one of several concepts developed by various philosophers
- Idol Records, a record label
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