Definition of Cupid in English:

Cupid

Syllabification: Cu·pid
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞opəd
 
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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.
    Synonyms
    Eros, the god of love; amoretto
  • 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.

Origin

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

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