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valentine person chosen or drawn by lot on St. Valentine's day (14 February) as one's sweetheart for the coming year XV; folded paper with the name of a person to be drawn as a valentine XVI; card, etc., sent to a person of the opposite sex on St. Valentine's day XIX. f. (O)F. Valentin — L. Valentīnus name of two Italian saints whose festival falls on 14 February.

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valentine

valentine originally (in late Middle English), a person chosen (sometimes by lot) to be one's sweetheart. Later, a card sent, often anonymously, on St Valentine's Day, 14 February, to a person one loves or is attracted to; a person to whom one sends such a card or whom one asks to be one's sweetheart.

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val·en·tine / ˈvalənˌtīn/ • n. a card sent, often anonymously, on St. Valentine's Day (February 14) to a person one loves or is attracted to. ∎  a person to whom one sends such a card or whom one asks to be one's sweetheart.

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