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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Valentine a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day
    • n valentine a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day "will you be my valentine?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.
    • Valentine A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day.
    • Valentine A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most popular recipient of Valentine cards are school teachers
    • n valentine A sweetheart or choice made On St. Valentine's dav. This name is derived from St. Valentine, to whom February 14th is sacred. It was a very old notion, alluded to by Shakspere, that on this day birds begin to mate: “For this was on seynt Valentines dav, Whan every brid cometh ther to chese his make.” Chaucer, Parliament of Fowls, 1. 310.
    • n valentine A letter or missive sent by one person to another of the opposite sex on St. Valentine's day; a written or printed or painted missive of an amatory or a satirical kind, generally sent anonymously. The sentimental class are often highly ornamental and expensive productions, usually bearing pretty pictures on the subject of courtship or matrimony; the comic class are generally coarse and vulgar productions, usually with caricatures of the human form depicted on them, and are often meant to reflect on the personal appearance, habits, character, etc., of the recipient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
    • n Valentine val′en-tīn a lover or sweetheart chosen on St Valentine's Day, 14th February: a love-letter or other amatory print sent on that day.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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.


In literature:

And Valentine," said Scrooge, "and his wild brother, Orson; there they go!
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Be not ashamed to send your valentine; She has your love, but needs its outward sign.
"The Path to Home" by Edgar A. Guest
VALENTINE, William, London, died about 1877.
"The Violin" by George Hart
He lay in the arms of his beloved Valentine and his faithful friend Monte-Cristo stood near him.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Before the challenge came, however, the St. Valentine masquerade, the yearly junior dance, given on February fourteenth, claimed attention.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Mrs Valentine had just come out, and was talking to the doctor's little boy, who sat holding the reins.
"Wilton School" by Fred E. Weatherly
Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold, And that I love him not as I was wont.
"Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare
St. Valentine, against epilepsy.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Valentine met him with a look of anxious inquiry.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
At recess the little girls locked arms and talked Valentines.
"Americans All" by Various

In poetry:

When birds begin
To chirp “Be mine!”
Ask her to be
Thi Valentine.
"A Luver’s Calendar" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Her gentle eyes were dim'd with tears;
Her cheeks were pale with woe;
And long Sir Valentine besought
Her doleful tale to know.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Up then rose Sir Valentine
And claim'd that arduous deed.
"Go forth and conquer," say'd the king,
"And great shall be thy meed."
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
"But, madam," said Sir Valentine,
And knelt upon his knee;
"Know you the cloak that wrapt your babe,
If you the same should see?"
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Emma! 'tis early time for thee
To hear the sounds of minstrelsy,
That breathe around the rosy shrine
Of honest old Saint Valentine.
"Valentine Verses" by Sir John Carr
So, while Valentine reigned like a king on his throne,
Poor Archibald ne'er had a home of his own,
Yet never was known to complain;
Year in and year out, he wandered around,
In mansion and farmhouse a welcome he found
As long as he chose to remain.
"Dorothy Moore" by Mary Eliza Ireland

In news:

Heart-shaped pizzas hot for Valentine's Day.
It's kind of a Valentine dance, the annual meeting of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) with the heads of consumer goods companies.
About $605 million worth of chocolate is expected to be sold as gifts for Valentine's Day, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Wednesday that his spring training regimen has so far been met with some grumbling from players who aren't used to his more demanding style.
That season — Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter — was fairly busy for a new business.
Curtis will be battling Emily Valentine.
Valentine, Grinning and Grimacing in the Glare of the Spotlight.
Strolling into Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Cafe on Main Street here is like opening a gigantic scrapbook of his life.
Busy this February writing, Anna Krajec celebrated sustainable ideas during an earlier Green Valentine festival.
Among the classic sessions included in the first batch were Colón's "El Malo" from 1968, Valentin's "Rey del Bajo" from 1974 and Harlow 's "Yo Soy Latino" from 1982.
Red Sox's manager, Bobby Valentine gets to be one part.
Chef Debra Queen has the perfect Valentine's Day menu.
Bobby Valentine, players say all the right things despite ongoing doldrums.
Wisconsin comedienne to hit the stage at the Landmark Mercantile in time for Valentine's Day.
Mack, a native of Webster, Wis. Is headlining the next comedy show "My Funny Valentine's" at 8 pm Feb 12 at the Landmark Mercantile in Marshall.

In science:

The collapse problem was discussed also by Mike Ryan, Cenalo Vaz and Valentin Gladush.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
After a first version of this manuscript was completed, we became aware of Sandgren’s proof of Helly’s Theorem (in the exposition of Valentine ) in which this duality is made more explicit.
Definable versions of theorems by Kirszbraun and Helly
On the other hand, the Klein group and the Valentiner group do not admit a non-trivial action on a smooth rational curve.
Log del Pezzo surfaces with simple automorphism groups
Assume that G is the Klein group or the Valentiner group.
Log del Pezzo surfaces with simple automorphism groups
Assume that G is the Klein group or the Valentiner group.
Log del Pezzo surfaces with simple automorphism groups