Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition.


  1. An image, form or representation to which or through which worship is offered as to a god;
    the image of a heathen god.
  2. A person or thing extravagantly loved and honored;
    that on which the affections are inordinately set.
  3. A cause or source of error;
    misleading habit of conception or reasoning;
    fallacious tendance;
    1. a fanciful or false notion:
    2. a fantom;
      image or idol.