The definition of Cupid was the god of love in Greek mythology, often shown as a naked winged cherub as an angel of love.
An example of Cupid is the winged naked baby character who is shown on valentines with a bow and arrow.
- Rom. Myth. the god of love, son of Venus: usually represented as a winged boy with bow and arrow and identified with the Greek Eros
- a representation of Cupid as a naked, winged cherub, as on a valentine
Origin of CupidMiddle English and amp; Old French Cupide ; from Classical Latin Cupido ; from cupido, desire, passion ; from cupidus, eager, passionate ; from cupere, to desire ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kup-, to boil, smoke, be disturbed from source Classical Greek kapnos, smoke
- Roman Mythology The god of love; the son of Venus.
- 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.
Origin of CupidMiddle English Cupide, from Old French, from Latin cup&imacron;d&omacron;, desire, Cupid, from cupere, to desire.
Latin Cupīdō, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus.