valentine

valentine – [ val-uh n-tahyn ] -/ ˈvæl ənˌtaɪn /

Noun

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  • a card or message, usually amatory or sentimental but sometimes satirical or comical, or a token or gift sent by one person to another on Valentine’s Day, sometimes anonymously.
  • a sweetheart chosen or greeted on this day.
  • a written or other artistic work, message, token, etc., expressing affection for something or someone: His photographic essay is a valentine to Paris.

ORIGIN OF VALENTINE
1400–50; late Middle English, after the feast of Saint Valentine

Noun

  • Saint,died a.d. c270, Christian martyr at Rome.
  • Also Valentinus. pope a.d. 827.
  • a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “strong.”

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VALENTINE

  • Actress Ellen Page came out of the closet on Valentine’s Day at a Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas.
  • Your choice to teach love keeps my Valentine safer from hate.
  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two books reveal the secrets of e-romance.
  • This year, get your Valentine something they might actually want.
  • While chasing down a suspect, Valentine crosses The Line, putting his job in jeopardy.
  • Valentine smiled, and looked at Curumilla, who shook his head.
  • The hunters prepared to leave their camp, and Valentine placed himself at the head of the little band.
  • Valentine rather liked her, or pretended to, for on several occasions she lent her Rosalie to dress her hair.
  • Valentine went to drive his master, who went only to kill a dull day.
  • Valentine was sitting close to him; he put his arm around her waist as he spoke.
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