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Meaning of valentine

val•en•tine

Pronunciation: (val'un-tīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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 Day, sometimes anonymously.
  2. a sweetheart chosen or greeted on this day.
  3. a written or other artistic work, message, token, etc., expressing affection for something or someone: His photographic essay is a valentine to Paris.

Val•en•tine

Pronunciation: (val'un-tīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. dieda.d.c270, Christian martyr at Rome.
  2. popea.d. 827.
  3. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “strong.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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