Figure noun - A person who is widely known and usually much talked about.
Usage example: figures from the worlds of sport and entertainment will be guests at the White House dinner
Icon noun - A person who is widely known and usually much talked about.
Usage example: a sports bar filled with photos of icons from football, basketball, and baseball
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Synonyms for Icon
Figure is a synonym for icon in image topic. You can use "Figure" instead a noun "Icon", if it concerns topics such as representation, thing.
How words are described
|beloved||beloved figure||beloved icon|
|old||old figure||old icon|
|public||public figure||public icon|
|original||original figure||original icon|
|Other adjectives: single, prominent, popular, small, real, big, evil, blue, little, tiny, main, respected, important, famous, key, new, major, heroic, religious, legendary, giant.|
Both words in one sentence
- By that time, she had firmly secured her status as a pop culture figure and icon.
Source: Music / Britney Spears
- Audrey Hepburn these days is held up as a fashion icon for her thin willowy figure.
Source: Fans Prefer the New Her
- Kingdom of Loathing uses a little icon of a stick figure◊ with a drooping biceps to represent the effects of Wussinessnote -3 Muscle.
Source: Flexing Those Non-Biceps
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