Definition of Cupid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkjuːpɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːpɪd//
    Romance, Love
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  1. 1the Roman god of love who is shown as a beautiful baby boy with wings, carrying a bow2 and arrow Cupid had at last managed to lodge an arrow in his stony heart. See related entries: Romance, Love
  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. Word Originfrom Latin Cupido, personification of cupido ‘love, desire’, from cupere ‘to desire’.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 American Dictionary entry: Cupid