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valentine

noun [C] uk   /ˈvæl.ən.taɪn/ us  
someone you love or would like to have a romantic relationship with: The message on the card said 'Be my Valentine'. (also valentine card) a decorative card that you send, usually without your name on it, on 14 February (Valentine's Day) to someone you love: Did you get any valentines? Most of the valentine cards either had hearts on them or were very rude.
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