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Meaning of "Cupid's arrow" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CUPID'S ARROW

Cupid's arrow  [ˈkjuːpɪdz ˈærəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUPID'S ARROW

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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cupid's arrow is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CUPID'S ARROW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cupid's arrow

Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus, and is known in Latin also as Amor. His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros appears in Classical Greek art as a slender winged youth, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid's arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. He is a main character only in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, when wounded by his own weapons he experiences the ordeal of love. Although other extended stories are not told about him, his tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid. In art, Cupid often appears in multiples as the Amores, or amorini in the later terminology of art history, the equivalent of the Greek erotes.

Definition of Cupid's arrow in the English dictionary

The definition of Cupid's arrow in the dictionary is one of the arrows that Cupid is supposed to fire from his bow. According to the myth, a person struck by the arrow immediately falls in love. So Cupid's arrow means love.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUPID'S ARROW


arrow
ˈærəʊ
barro
ˈbærəʊ
barrow
ˈbærəʊ
Caro
ˈkærəʊ
farrow
ˈfærəʊ
handbarrow
ˈhændˌbærəʊ
harrow
ˈhærəʊ
hurlbarrow
ˈhɜːlˌbærəʊ
Jarrow
ˈdʒærəʊ
marrow
ˈmærəʊ
narrow
ˈnærəʊ
restharrow
ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ
sparrow
ˈspærəʊ
straight-arrow
streɪt ˈærəʊ
tarot
ˈtærəʊ
tarrow
ˈtærəʊ
Varro
ˈværəʊ
wheelbarrow
ˈwiːlˌbærəʊ
yarrow
ˈjærəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUPID'S ARROW

CUPE
cupel
cupeler
cupellation
cupelled
cupeller
cupelling
cupferron
cupful
cupgall
cuphead
Cupid
Cupid´s bow

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUPID'S ARROW

bone marrow
bow and arrow
brake harrow
broad arrow
Cape sparrow
chipping sparrow
cock sparrow
disc harrow
drag harrow
English sparrow
flight arrow
hedge sparrow
house sparrow
into one´s barrow
Java sparrow
song sparrow
straight and narrow
straight arrow
tomorrow
tree sparrow
vegetable marrow

Synonyms and antonyms of Cupid's arrow in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Cupid's arrow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUPID'S ARROW

Find out the translation of Cupid's arrow to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Cupid's arrow from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Cupid's arrow» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

丘比特的箭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

La flecha de Cupido
570 millions of speakers

English

Cupid´s arrow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कामदेव के तीर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سهم كيوبيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Стрелка Купидона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Seta do Cupido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুমিরের তীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

La flèche de Cupidon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anak panah Cupid
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amors Pfeil
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キューピッドの矢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

큐피드의 화살
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cupid´s arrow
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Mũi tên Cupid
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அன்பின் அம்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कामदेवाच्या बाण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kupanın oku
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Freccia di Cupido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Strzała Amora
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Стрілка Купідона
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Săgeata lui Cupidon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Βέλος του θεού Έρωτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Cupido se pyl
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Amors pil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Amors pil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Cupid's arrow

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUPID'S ARROW»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUPID'S ARROW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Cupid's arrow

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUPID'S ARROW»

Discover the use of Cupid's arrow in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Cupid's arrow and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cupid's Arrow: The Course of Love Through Time
This book, first published in 1998, takes a psychological approach to human love.
Robert J. Sternberg, 1998
2
Cupid's Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual ...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Marnia Robinson, 2010
3
Cupid's Arrow
Love at first sight has never been so terrifying It's been a while since 16-year-old Fleur Griffon has had one of the weird and scary dreams that used to plague her childhood.
Isabelle Merlin, 2010
4
Dodging Cupid's Arrow!
ALASKA. A PLACE WHERE MEN COULD BE MEN…AND WOMEN WERE SCARCE!
Kate Hoffmann, 2011
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Cupid's Arrow
Angela Nichelle. UI66/6 .y/D0/726/Z66 zz/aeffieazé cg!'/ze www.nobleromance. com Cupid's Arrow ISBN 978-1-60592-085-6 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Cupid's Arrow. Front Cover.
Angela Nichelle, 2010
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Cupid's Arrow, a Love Ink Novel
For Titus Love, matchmaking is much more than a hobby - it was the family business.
Kris Cook, 2012
7
50 Ways to Meet Your Lover: Following Cupid's Arrow
Fifty short stories recount episodes where couples have fallen in love and are accompanied by a "Cupid's Advice" section that offers such suggestions as befriending one's neighbors, going to the laundromat, and touring the Internet.
Cathleen Rountree, 1995
8
Cupid's Arrow: Maleka and The Sheik\A Passionate ...
Three hot, sensual stories of love at first sight are collected here, with contributions from some of the best writers in the business. Original.
‎2000
9
Love Is Forever: A Romantic Ride on Cupid's Arrow
When contemplating Love, there is little need to mince words. All the great poets, thinkers, and romantics have already gloriously expressed this rapturous state in the most eloquent of terms.
Karol Cooper, Alan Ross, 1999
10
Cupid's Arrow
Aaron Miller is the popular high school senior.
Nicole Marie, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUPID'S ARROW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Cupid's arrow is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tinder Wants You to Think You'll Boink a Celebrity
At last, no more roaming the streets of your town hoping Cupid's arrow will guide you to that dreamy B-movie star or hot relative of the mayor. «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
2
ASI upset with love birds leaving their mark on Taj trees
... complex where tourists have not written their names along with that of their beloved, complete with heart signs and sometimes Cupid's arrow. «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Family backs Allison in daughter's 'shaken baby' death
The Mat-Su College student government president and the math club president were struck by Cupid's arrow at a Valentine's Day bake sale. «Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Jul 15»
4
Love Was the Lie I Kept Telling Myself
... I managed to escape Cupid's arrow so well, I believed him to be a fraud. I decided that every romantic comedy was a lie and every couple ... «BlogHer, Jul 15»
5
Single in Sydney: Why hasn't Cupid's arrow struck?
Single in Sydney: Why hasn't Cupid's arrow struck? by: Sarah Swain; From: NewsLocal; July 03, 2015 12:00AM. Increase Text Size · Decrease Text Size · Print ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
6
Why hasn't cupid's arrow struck?
That's because it's tough out there, as any single will tell you, so to bring hope to others across the city, she's sharing her no-holds-barred ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
7
Daniel Matsunaga is willing to give his life for Erich Gonzales
The couple had already been friends for a year before cupid's arrow hit them both bullseye. Their Instagram posts late April showed something ... «Coconuts Manila, Jun 15»
8
Love blooms in the milk aisle of Fosse Park Sainsbury's
But Cupid's arrow hit home in a big way. "I think it's fair to say we were both feeling vulnerable," said Anne. "And that's when we met. I went to ... «Leicester Mercury, Jun 15»
9
10 Ways To Hide A Hangover
... brow and nose bones as well as your cupid's arrow. Follow up with a bronzer all over the face to give your washed-out complexion a kick and ... «Glamour.com, Jun 15»
10
Wellard: 'Xanadu' showcases a talented, inspired cast
Jealous of her beauty, grace and youth, as well as her position among the Muses, they contrive a kind of Cupid's arrow curse to make Clio fall ... «Hilton Head Island Packet, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cupid's arrow [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cupids-arrow>. Nov 2020 ».
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