Definitions for CUPIDˈkyu pɪd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Cupid, Amor(noun)

    (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros

  2. cupid(noun)

    a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow

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  1. Cupid(ProperNoun)

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

  2. cupid(Noun)

    a putto carrying a bow and arrow, representing Cupid or love

  3. Origin: Cupido, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Cupid

    the god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow

  2. Origin: [L.Cupido, fr. cupido desire, desire of love, fr. cupidus. See Cupidity.]

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  1. Cupid

    In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus, and is known in Latin also as Amor. His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros appears in Classical Greek art as a slender winged youth, during the Hellenistic period he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid's arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. He is a main character only in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, when wounded by his own weapons he experiences the ordeal of love. Although other extended stories are not told about him, his tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid. In art, Cupid often appears in multiples as the Amores, or amorini in the later terminology of art history, the equivalent of the Greek erotes. Cupids are a frequent motif of both Roman art and later Western art of the classical tradition. In the 15th century, the iconography of Cupid starts to become indistinguishable from the putto.

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Cupid

    or Amor, the god of love, viewed as a chubby little boy, armed with bow and arrows, and often with eyes bandaged.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. CUPID

    A driver of sharp darts. CUPIDITY A driver of sharp deals.


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