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

  • noun Greek Mythology The god of love, son of Aphrodite.
  • noun Creative, often sexual yearning, love, or desire.
  • noun Psychiatry Sexual drive; libido.
  • noun The sum of all instincts for self-preservation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In astronomy, No. 433 of the asteroid group, discovered photographically by Witt, at Berlin, in 1898, and for a time provisionally referred to as D. Q.
  • noun Pl. Erotes or Eroses (e-rō′ tēz, ē′ ros-ez). In Greek myth, the god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid. See Cupid.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology, a genus of malacodermatous beetles, of the family Telephoridæ. There are many species, of Europe and America, as E. mundus of North America.

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

  • noun (Greek Myth.) Love; the god of love; -- by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite, equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The god of love and sexual desire; son of either Erebus and Nyx or Aphrodite and Ares.

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

  • noun a desire for sexual intimacy
  • noun (Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid


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

[Latin Erōs, from Greek, from erōs, sexual love.]

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From Ancient Greek Ἔρως (Erōs).


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