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Definition of Cupid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the Roman god of love who is shown as a beautiful baby boy with wings, carrying a bow 2and arrow Cupid had at last managed to lodge an arrow in his stony heart.
  2. 2cupid [countable] a picture or statue of a baby boy who looks like Cupid little cupids painted in the clouds on the ceiling
  3. Idioms to try to start a romantic relationship between two people Sandy has played Cupid to dozens of couples since she set up a dating agency six years ago.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Cupid