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 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.
  • 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.

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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