a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
The iconoclasts wanted to rid the church of images, icons , even paintings.
a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something.
this iron-jawed icon of American manhood
a symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window, especially one of several for selection.
It also said that although the sales will come from services such as mobile phone graphics, icons , screen savers and novelty voice mail, it is ringtones that will dominate.
a sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.
Peirce distinguishes three types of sign - the icon , the index and the symbol.