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



BrE BrE//ˈɪərɒs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪrɑːs//
, NAmE//ˈerɑːs//
[uncountable] (formal)
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sexual love or desire Culture Eros is the popular name for the statue of a figure with wings that stands in the centre of Piccadilly Circus in London, a place where people often arrange to meet. Eros was the Greek god of love, often represented as a boy with wings and a bow and arrow. However, the figure on the statue was not meant to represent him, but the idea of Christian charity. Word OriginLatin, from Greek, literally ‘sexual love’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Eros