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
- [c-] a representation of Cupid as a naked, winged cherub, as on a valentine
Origin of CupidMiddle English and 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 cupīdō desire, Cupid from cupere to desire
Latin Cupīdō, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus.