Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Roman Mythology The god of love; the son of Venus.
  • noun A representation of Cupid as a naked cherubic boy usually having wings and holding a bow and arrow, used as a symbol of love.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman mythology, the god of love, identified with the Greek Eros, the son of Hermes (Mercury) and Aphrodite (Venus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Myth.) The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

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  • proper noun Roman mythology  : The god of love, son of Venus; usually depicted as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
  • noun (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English Cupide, from Old French, from Latin cupīdō, desire, Cupid, from cupere, to desire.]

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Latin Cupīdō, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus.

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