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Cupid Line breaks: Cupid
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːpɪd/
Roman Mythology

Definition of Cupid in English:

1The god of love. He is represented as a naked winged boy with a bow and arrows, with which he wounds his victims. Greek equivalent Eros.
1.1 (as noun also cupid) A representation of a naked winged child, typically carrying a bow: little cupids floated in roseate clouds
More example sentences
  • He led her to a painting of a naked cupid and Venus.
  • A guest at a ball, in conversation, repeats the pointing gesture of the cupid in the painting behind her.
  • Behind the couples, a cupid brings new arrivals, while under the trees at right, other couples sing to the accompaniment of a recorder or oboe.

Origin

From Latin Cupido, personification of cupido 'love, desire', from cupere 'to desire'.

Phrases

play Cupid

1
Try to initiate a romantic relationship between two people: are you sure you want to play Cupid with these two?
More example sentences
  • Are you sure you want to be playing Cupid with those two?
  • He knew when Mary found out she might be furious but like he said it was time someone played cupid.
  • Another of her tasks is to play Cupid during the mating season.

Words that rhyme with Cupid

stupid

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