Valentine meaning

vălən-tīn
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A person to whom a valentine is given or received, especially on February 14th.

Won't you be my valentine?

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One's sweetheart, esp. as chosen or greeted on Valentine's Day.
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Roman Christian who according to tradition was martyred during the persecution of Christians by Emperor Claudius II. Saint Valentine's Day was primarily celebrated in his honor, but was also inspired by another martyr named Valentine, who was bishop of Terni, a region in central Italy.
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A greeting card or note sent or given on Valentine's Day, typically containing an expression of affection or sentimental love.
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A gift presented on Valentine's Day.
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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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An expression of affection, especially romantic affection, usually in the form of greeting card, gift, or message given to a person the object of affection, especially on February 14th.

Such an extravagant valentine was unexpected.

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Saint Valentine.
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A male given name in quiet but steady use since the 16th century.
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Alternative form of valentine.
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A person singled out especially as one's sweetheart on Saint Valentine's Day.
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(person) (3d cent. a.d.); Christian martyr of Rome: his day is Feb. 14
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An English and Scottish surname derived from the male given name.
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A female given name occasionally borrowed from French.
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Origin of valentine

  • After Saint Valentine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Valentinus, from valeō (“I am strong, healthy").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Saint Valentine's Day (“day of celebration of romantic love")

    From Wiktionary