Meaning of VALENTINE in English

VALENTINE

/ ˈvæləntaɪn; NAmE / noun

1.

(also ˈvalentine card ) a card that you send to sb that you love on St Valentine's Day (14 February), often without putting your name on it

2.

a person that you send a valentine to

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (denoting a person chosen (sometimes by lot) as a sweetheart or special friend): from Old French Valentin , from Latin Valentinus .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.