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

  • n. Roman Mythology The god of love; the son of Venus.
  • n. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English Cupide, from Old French, from Latin cupīdō, desire, Cupid, from cupere, to desire.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Cupīdō, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus. (Wiktionary)

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