Cupid


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Cu·pid

 (kyo͞o′pĭd)
n.
1. Roman Mythology The god of love; the son of Venus.
2. cupid A representation of Cupid as a naked cherubic boy usually having wings and holding a bow and arrow, used as a symbol of love.

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

Cupid

(ˈkjuːpɪd)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of love, represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrow. Greek counterpart: Eros
2. (Art Terms) (not capital) any similar figure, esp as represented in Baroque art
[C14: from Latin Cupīdō, from cupīdō desire, from cupidus desirous; see cupidity]

Cu•pid

(ˈkyu pɪd)

n.
1. the Roman god of carnal love, the son of Venus, commonly represented as a winged, naked infant boy with a bow and arrows.
2. (l.c.) a representation of Cupid, esp. as symbolic of love.
[< Latin Cupīdō Cupid, the personification of cupīdō desire, love =cup(ere) to long for, desire + -īdō n. suffix (compare libido)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cupid - (Roman mythology) god of loveCupid - (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
2.cupid - a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Cupid

noun god of love, love, Eros Cupid's arrow may strike you at any time.
Translations

Cupid

[ˈkjuːpɪd] NCupido m

Cupid

[ˈkjuːpɪd] n
(Roman god)Cupidon m
to play Cupid (= matchmake) → jouer les entremetteurs Cupid's arrow, Cupid's bow

cupid

[ˈkjuːpɪd] n (= figurine) → amour m

cupid

nAmorette f; CupidAmor m; Cupid’s dart (liter)Amors Pfeil m (liter), → Liebespfeil m

Cupid

[ˈkjuːpɪd] n (Myth) → Cupido
Cupid's bow (lip shape) → labbro arcuato

cupid

[ˈkjuːpɪd] n (cherub) → cupido, amoretto
References in classic literature ?
Made up with curls, wreaths, wings, white bismuth, and carmine, this hopeful young person soared into so pleasing a Cupid as to constitute the chief delight of the maternal part of the spectators; but in private, where his characteristics were a precocious cutaway coat and an extremely gruff voice, he became of the Turf, turfy.
And when you have made it, you can keep it too, I should think,' said Cupid.
Naturally Queen Mab felt disgraced, and first she tried the effect of ordering the court into tears for nine minutes, and then she blamed the Cupids and decreed that they should wear fools' caps until they thawed the Duke's frozen heart.
How I should love to see the Cupids in their dear little fools' caps
Maimie could also see the pompous doctor feeling the Duke's heart and hear him give utterance to his parrot cry, and she was particularly sorry for the Cupids, who stood in their fools' caps in obscure places and, every time they heard that "Cold, quite cold," bowed their disgraced little heads.
Most gladsome sight of all, the Cupids plucked the hated fools' caps from their heads and cast them high in the air.
By this time all the ladies were crying in their handkerchiefs, but presently the Cupids had a lovely idea.
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
In the spirit of Cupid, our Valentine's telephone box proved a popular, feel-good homage to this enduring icon of affection.
Iza Calzado: If Cupid existed, I would ask him 'Why didn't you match me with Ryan Gosling?
Cupid Media is a rapidly growing online dating network that sees 20,000 new customers each day.
We are responsible for creating a high-quality dating product that is fun and easy to use," says Ben Snart, IT and development director at Cupid Media.