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 Dictionary entry overview: What does graven image mean? 

  The noun GRAVEN IMAGE has 1 sense:

1. a material effigy that is worshipped

  Familiarity information: GRAVEN IMAGE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A material effigy that is worshipped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


graven image; idol; god

Context examples:

thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image / money was his god

Hypernyms ("graven image" is a kind of...):

effigy; image; simulacrum (a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graven image"):

golden calf ((Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly)

joss (a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol)

Juggernaut (a crude idol of Krishna)

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