How to use Idol in a sentence as a noun

As Egon, he was an idol for me when I was a kid--some kind of amazing nerd superhero.

* "When in a social situation, other than silence, how am I suppose to participate or excuse myself from participating in a discussion about american idol or some other topic to which I have no knowledge and may perhaps despise?

It still an idol across the globe even nowadays.

Idol definitions

noun

a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"

noun

someone who is adored blindly and excessively

noun

an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

See also: paragon perfection