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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Iconize To form an image or likeness of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
    • iconize To form into a likeness or resemblance.
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  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “Don't call me an icon. I'm just a mother trying to help.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. e'ikoni`zein


In literature:

On entering the sanctuary he bowed, crossing himself as usual and bending double before the icons.
"Father Sergius" by Leo Tolstoy
In the above paragraph I have used the word Icon, and perhaps the reader may not clearly understand the word.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
It was the Verum icon, or true impression of our Saviour's face, taken at the very moment of His most mortal agony for us.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
In this room it was almost dark; only two tiny lamps were burning before the icons and there was a pleasant scent of flowers and burnt pastilles.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
In truth the Icon was to many fervent Royalists a supplementary revelation.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
SCIAENA TRUTTA, G. Foster, Icon.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Yet how strange it felt when I crossed myself before the icon.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
Natica alba, n. Icon.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The icons or images of the Virgin are set with diamonds and emeralds worth a king's ransom.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
The merchant guests appeared, prayed to the holy icons hanging in the corner, bowed to the Tsar, bowed to the wise advisers.
"Folk Tales from the Russian" by Various
Reliqua ex Icone dignoscantur.
"Notes & Queries, No. 44, Saturday, August 31, 1850" by Various
Forskal Icones rerum naturalium, quas in Itinere Orient, depingi curavit.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Compared with the peevish face of Calvin, also in Beza's Icones, Knox looks a broad-minded and genial character.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
Thus might a devout Russian have greeted a lost icon, and worshipped, silently, a re-found saint.
"Mount Music" by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
The holy icones of saints are wreathed with flowers, and perfumed with incense.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
T. peronii, Wagler Icon t. 36.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Of the Icon Basilike, &c. 55.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Basil, the Holy Virgin, or the patron saint whose icon is in the house.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
Like most other American plants, it is of modern introduction, was cultivated by Mr. MILLER, in 1758, and figured in his Icones.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis
It may be expected that we should here mention the Icon Basilike, a work published in the king's name a few days after his execution.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume

In poetry:

Slowly climbing the dark skies
Is the dead star's icon:
Invisible when it did exist,
Today, we see an illusion.
"To The Star (version one)" by Mihai Eminescu
The icon, gently soaring high,
Of that star, now long since dead:
Could never spot it while alive,
Now gone - we see it yet.
"To The Star (Version 4)" by Mihai Eminescu
The icon of this now dead star
slow in the sky it rises.
She was, while we could not her see.
Now that we see, she's vanished.
"To The Star (version two)" by Mihai Eminescu
This dead star’s icon ‘cross the sky
Doth slowly venture for a spot:
‘twas there when didn’t meet the eye,
We see it now, and there ‘tis not.
"Up To The Star (version three)" by Mihai Eminescu
Above the capital’s madness
I raised my face,
stern as the faces of ancient icons.
on your body as on a death-bed, its days
my heart ended.
"To All and Everything" by Vladimir Mayakovsky
And I swear to you by the garden of the angels,
I swear by the miracle-working icon,
And by the fire and smoke of our nights:
I will never come back to you.
"You Thought I Was That Type" by Anna Akhmatova

In news:

Johnny Cash knows that dignity makes the icon.
The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons.
Causi/Icon SMIRevis, who made $32.5 million over the past two years, will see his salary decrease in the next two.
With the icon's passing many artists have taken to Twitter, Facebook and their websites to remember and honor the legend.
Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand': 5 Iconic Moments (Video).
We all learned today of the sad news of the passing of music/tv icon Dick Clark.
If you missed the first part, it can be found at under the golf icon.
Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand ': 5 Iconic Moments (Video).
Spruce up boring icons by replacing them with your own pictures.
Line & Lariat at Hotel Icon.
Mine), Conan the Barbarian ranks alongside Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Chris Claremont's early '80s run on Uncanny X-Men as one of the defining pop culture icons of late childhood and early adolescence.
After years of changing tastes, healthier lifestyles and labor strife, the maker of some iconic American junk food is silencing its factories, apparently forever.
Arthur Johnson, a civil rights icon and comrade of Martin Luther King Jr, dies at 85.
Revival Of Iconic California Condor Threatens State's Wind Farm Boom.
It's called "Iconic Syracuse" and it kicked off last week.

In science:

Thus Bell made this assumption and proved his wonderfully iconic theorem that has now been experimentally verified over and over again.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
Smith”, “Tuesday”, “Montgomery hospital” (could be pictorial, iconic drop downs).
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
She pulls out the stylus pen, clicks keyboard icon and taps the alphabet key to input her question.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Our initial prototype had icons for screen navigation – “Home”, “Back”, and “Forward”.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
To reduce screen clutter, we added tooltips to describe these icons.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The “+’ sign above the Yoga icon indicates that the trail expands further.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Finally, we have placed icons on ob jects from the Messier, New General and Yale Bright Star catalogs (Figure 2).
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
It is worth noting that planets’ and the Moon’s icons are not scaled according to their actual appearance on the sky so that they can be more easily distinguished from the background stars.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
This acts as a single push-pin located at a discrete point on the sky, possibly with some associated data; indeed, the default icon for a placemark is an image of a push-pin.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
KML allows users to customize the icon associated with a placemark, as well as the information that appears in the pop-up balloon when a user clicks on the placemark.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
Icons are also available for ob jects in the Yale Bright Star catalog, although they are deactivated in the current image.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
The icon at the top of the M101 HST imagery contains information related to the press release issued by the STScI for this image, as well as links to associated papers and observational data.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
Pierce divides icons further into three kinds: images, icons and symbols.
Foundations of Information Theory
Icons for opening and saving data files as well as other analysis modules are provided.
Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
Arbitrariness refers to the fact that “[m]olecular symbols in biology are symbolic,” as opposed to indexical or iconic (Maynard Smith, 2000).
The transmission sense of information