Eros: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ēr'os, er'os), [key]
— pl. E•ro•tes
  1. the ancient Greek god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid.
  2. a representation of this god.
  3. a winged figure of a child representing love or the power of love.
  4. (sometimes l.c.) physical love; sexual desire. Cf. agape (def. 2).
  5. an asteroid that approaches to within 14 million miles (22 million km) of the earth once every 44 years.
    1. the libido.
    2. instincts for self-preservation collectively.
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