from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In the Bible, a golden image of a calf fashioned by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites while Moses was on Mount Sinai.
  • noun Money as an object of worship; mammon.
  • noun The subject of intense veneration.

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  • noun A golden image of a calf, made by Aaron and worshipped by the Israelites.
  • noun by extension Money as an end in itself; mammon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (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


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