Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Idle and Idol and their correct usages.
Idle Vs Idol
Idle: (adj) not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
- His brother was an idle good for nothing boy who had no aim in life.
- The teacher often left her students idle during the last class giving them nothing to do.
Idol: (n) an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship; a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered.
- All the idols in this temple are made of pure golds.
- Mother Teresa is the idol for most of the students in this school.