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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupid  \Cu"pid\  (k?"p?d),  n  .  [L.  Cupido,  fr  cupido  desire, 
  desire  of  love,  fr  cupidus  See  {Cupidity}.]  (Rom.  Myth.) 
  The  god  of  love,  son  of  Venus;  usually  represented  as  a 
  naked,  winged  boy  with  bow  and  arrow. 
 
  Pretty  dimpled  boys,  like  smiling  cupids.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cupid 
  n  :  (Roman  mythology)  god  of  love;  counterpart  of  Greek  Eros 
  [syn:  {Cupid},  {Amor}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CUPID 
 
  A  graphic  {query  language}. 
 
  ["CUPID:  A  Graphic  Oriented  Facility  for  Support  of 
  Nonprogrammer  Interactions  with  a  Database",  N.  McDonald,  PhD 
  Thesis,  CS  Dept,  UC  Berkeley  1975]. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CUPID,  n.  The  so-called  god  of  love.  This  bastard  creation  of  a 
  barbarous  fancy  was  no  doubt  inflicted  upon  mythology  for  the  sins  of 
  its  deities.  Of  all  unbeautiful  and  inappropriate  conceptions  this  is 
  the  most  reasonless  and  offensive.  The  notion  of  symbolizing  sexual 
  love  by  a  semisexless  babe,  and  comparing  the  pains  of  passion  to  the 
  wounds  of  an  arrow  --  of  introducing  this  pudgy  homunculus  into  art 
  grossly  to  materialize  the  subtle  spirit  and  suggestion  of  the  work  -- 
  this  is  eminently  worthy  of  the  age  that  giving  it  birth,  laid  it  on 
  the  doorstep  of  prosperity. 
 
 




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