Cupid's bow
noun Date: 1567 a bow that consists of two convex curves usually with recurved ends

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  • Cupid's bow — feature on a human lip Cupid s bow is a facial feature where the double curve of a human upper lip is said to resemble the bow of Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love. The peaks of the bow coincide with the philtral columns giving a prominent bow… …   Wikipedia

  • cupid's-bow — [kyo͞o′pidz bō΄] adj. in the shape of the bow that Cupid is usually pictured as carrying [a cupid s bow mouth] * * * …   Universalium

  • cupid's-bow — [kyo͞o′pidz bō΄] adj. in the shape of the bow that Cupid is usually pictured as carrying [a cupid s bow mouth] …   English World dictionary

  • Cupid's bow — noun 1. the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid s bow • Hypernyms: ↑curve, ↑curved shape 2. a curved bow with reversed curve ends • Hypernyms: ↑bow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cupid's bow — Cu′pid s bow′ [[t]boʊ[/t]] n. 1) a classical bow; the bow Cupid is traditionally pictured as bearing 2) a line or shape resembling this, esp. the line of the upper lip • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cupid's bow — noun a) The archery bow borne by Cupid in artistic representations, which curves inward at the centre and often outward at the ends. b) The curve of the upper lip which resembles such a bow …   Wiktionary

  • Cupid's bow — noun a pronounced double curve at the top edge of a person s upper lip, resembling the shape of the bow carried by the Roman god of love Cupid …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cupid's bow — /boh/ 1. a classical bow Cupid is traditionally pictured as bearing. 2. a line or shape resembling this, esp. the line of the upper lip. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cu|pid's bow — «KYOO pihdz», 1. lips shaped like the double curved bow of Cupid. 2. the double curved bow shown in classical art …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cupid — Roman god of passionate love, late 14c., from L. Cupido, personification of cupido desire, love, from cupere to desire (see CUPIDITY (Cf. cupidity)). Identified with Gk. Eros. Cupid s bow as a shape, especially of lips, is from 1858 …   Etymology dictionary

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