Definition of Cupid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːpɪd/
Roman Mythology
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.


play Cupid

Try to initiate a romantic relationship between two people: are you sure you want to play Cupid with these two?
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  • Another of her tasks is to play Cupid during the mating season.
  • They try to play cupid to bring their friends together, and in the process, they fall in love.
  • It's a bit rich that you're the one to play cupid when your own love life seems to be non-existent.


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

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