- 1.1 [as noun] (also cupid) A representation of a naked winged child, typically carrying a bow.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.
from Latin Cupido, personification of cupido 'love, desire', from cupere 'to desire'.