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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

  2. valentinenoun

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

    Won't you be my valentine?

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

  3. Valentinenoun

    Saint Valentine

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

  4. Valentinenoun

    in quiet but steady use since the 16th century.

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

  5. Valentinenoun

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

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

  6. Valentinenoun

    occasionally borrowed from French.

    Etymology: Valentinus, from valeo.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Taunting the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will only make you a bigger target on our radar, he will now get a very good look at the new jail signs which he finds ‘hilarious’ when he is booked in to the Green Roof Inn. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  2. 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.

  3. Lilyan Sharp:

    I, Lilyan Sharp, spent a lot of Valentine's Days not receiving anything.

  4. Judge Eric Leach:

    This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, a young man overcomes huge physical disabilities to reach Olympian heights as an athlete. In doing so he becomes an international celebrity, he meets a young woman of great natural beauty and a successful model, romance blossoms, and then, ironically on Valentine’s Day, all is destroyed when he takes her life.

  5. Evan Charest:

    Pretty much it's the antithesis of all pro-Valentine's Day things, we thought we would be a place for single people and, you know, people in relationships who just want to get over all the pressure and stress of the Valentine's Day holidays.

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