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