Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun icon

3 senses of icon

Sense 1
icon -- ((computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface)
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 2
picture, image, icon, ikon -- (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them")
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Sense 3
icon, ikon -- (a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church)
       => painting, picture -- (graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre")

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