What does valentine mean?

Definitions for valentine
ˈvæl ənˌtaɪnvalen·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valentinenoun

    a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day

    "will you be my valentine?"

  2. Valentinenoun

    a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day


  1. valentinenoun

    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.

  2. valentinenoun

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

    Won't you be my valentine?

  3. Valentinenoun

    Saint Valentine

  4. Valentinenoun

    in quiet but steady use since the 16th century.

  5. Valentinenoun

    An English and Scottish surname derived from the male given name.

  6. Valentinenoun

    occasionally borrowed from French.

  7. Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.


  1. Valentine

    A valentine gesture is a card or gift given on Valentine's Day, to one cared for, or one's sweetheart. Valentine or Valentine’s may also be referred using_


  1. valentine

    A valentine refers to a card or message, usually romantic or sentimental, given or sent to a loved one traditionally on Valentine's Day, which is celebrated on February 14th. It could also refer to a person to whom such a message is given or a person one is in a romantic relationship with.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valentinenoun

    a sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day

  2. Valentinenoun

    a letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day


  1. Valentine

    Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,737 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherry County. In 2007, National Geographic Adventure magazine included Valentine in its list of the best ten wilderness towns and cities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valentine

    val′en-tīn, n. a lover or sweetheart chosen on St Valentine's Day, 14th February: a love-letter or other amatory print sent on that day. [O. Fr. valentin, a young person betrothed on the first Sunday in Lent, perh. from a form valant, equiv. to galant, gallant, but commonly identified with the name of St Valentine, on whose day the choice of valentines came to be made, because birds on that day were supposed to choose their mates.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valentine is ranked #856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Valentine surname appeared 40,395 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Valentine.

    66% or 26,685 total occurrences were White.
    23.2% or 9,408 total occurrences were Black.
    7.3% or 2,969 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 864 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 267 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 202 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valentine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valentine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of valentine in a Sentence

  1. White Castle:

    Love is in the air at White Castle as we celebrate this joyous holiday with a special Valentine’s Day dinner for our most dedicated Cravers and soon to be lifelong fans.

  2. Does Helfens:

    We started DivorceHotel in 2011 on Valentine's Day to show the world we believe it is possible to split up in a positive way, it's more that we have an association with Valentine's Day -- positivity.

  3. Megan Marshall:

    We know that moms are the heroes of their homes. And, this Valentine’s Day in a year where balancing life’s demands has become even more challenging, we’ve sought to understand how moms have adapted and what’s driving the way they celebrate and express love, what we learned is that while moms may want a little more time to themselves to unwind, they also want to make the time with their partners more meaningful this Valentine’s Day.

  4. Van Iderstine:

    Chocolate brown is always my go-to Valentine’s Day color, who does n’t want chocolate on V-Day ? It’s sweet and a little moody, perfect for a winter February mani that does n’t feel too dreary.

  5. Paula Cook:

    We issue more licenses in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day than we do throughout the year…With Valentine’s Day being on a Wednesday this year, we’re not expecting it to be as big as it has in other years.

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