valentine

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Saint Valentine
A female given name occasionally borrowed from French
An English and Scottish surname derived from the male given name
A male given name in quiet but steady use since the 16th century
A person to whom a valentine is given or received, especially on February 14th

Won't you be my valentine?.

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.

A sweetheart chosen on St
{n} a choice made on Valentine's day
occasionally borrowed from French
in quiet but steady use since the 16th century
{i} Saint Valentine; male first name; family name
A valentine or a valentine card is a greetings card that you send to someone who you are in love with or are attracted to, usually without signing your name, on St Valentine's Day, the 14th of February. Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen Miller Henry Valentine Valentine's Day
a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?"
Valentine's Day

Tom and Mary spent Valentine's Day together. - Tom and Mary spent Valentine's Day together.

Happy Valentine's Day! - Happy Valentine's Day.

A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St
a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?
A person to whom a valentine is given or received, on February 14th
A greeting card or note given to someone you love on February 14th
a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day
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{i} sentimental card or gift sent to a sweetheart or loved one on Valentine's Day; object of one's affection, one to whom a card or gift is sent on Valentine's day
A corruption of galantin (a lover, a dangler), a gallant St Valentine was selected for the sweet-hearts' saint because of his name Similar changes are seen in gallant and valiant Valentine One of the Two Gentlemen of Verona; his serving-man is Speed The other gentleman is Proteus, whose serving-man is Launce (Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona Valentine, in Congreve's Love for Love Betterton's great character Valentine (The Brave) Brother of Orson and the son of Bellisant, sister of King Pepin and wife of Alexander, Emperor of Constantinople The twin brothers were born in a wood, near Orleans, and while their mother went in search of Orson, who had been carried off by a bear, Pepin happened to see Valentine and took him under his charge He married Clerimond, niece of the Green Knight (Valentine and Orson
Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day
{f} holiday observed in North America and in some European countries on February 14th in which people exchange tokens of love and affection (particularly between sweethearts)
Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine's Day. Lovers' holiday celebrated on February 14, the feast day of St. Valentine, one of two 3rd-century Roman martyrs of the same name. St. Valentine is considered the patron of lovers and especially of those unhappily in love. The feast day became a lovers' festival in the 14th century, probably as an extension of pagan love festivals and fertility rites celebrated in mid-February. Today it is marked by the exchange of romantic cards (valentines), flowers, and other gifts
valentine day
a day for the exchange of tokens of affection
Saint Valentine's Day
A holiday in remembrance of Saint Valentine, February 14th, celebrated by sending cards or similar tokens of love
St. Valentine's Day
alternative spelling of Saint Valentine's Day
Henry Valentine Miller
born Dec. 26, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, Calif. U.S. writer and perennial bohemian. Miller wrote about his Brooklyn, N.Y., childhood in Black Spring (1936). Tropic of Cancer (1934), a monologue about his life as an impoverished expatriate in Paris, and Tropic of Capricorn (1939), which draws on his earlier New York phase, were banned as obscene in the U.S. and Britain until the 1960s. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) is a critical account of a tour of the U.S. He settled on the California coast, where he became the centre of a colony of admirers and wrote his Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus (U.S. ed., 1965)
Saint Valentine
{i} 3rd century Christian martyr in whose honor Valentine's Day was originally celebrated (according to church tradition St. Valentine is considered the patron saint of lovers)
Saint Valentine's Day
February 14, celebrated in various American and European countries by the exchange of valentines or love tokens. Also called Valentine's Day. February 14th, when traditionally people send a valentine (=special card) to someone they love, often without saying who the card is from. They may also send flowers, especially red roses, or other presents as a sign of love
valentines
plural of valentine
valentine

    Silbentrennung

    Val·en·tine

    Türkische aussprache

    välıntayn

    Aussprache

    /ˈvalənˌtīn/ /ˈvælənˌtaɪn/

    Etymologie

    [ 'va-l&n-"tIn ] (noun.) 15th century. From Saint Valentine's Day (“day of celebration of romantic love”)

    Gemeinsame Collocations

    valentine day

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