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"valentine" in British English

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valentinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈvæl.ən.taɪn/ us   /ˈvæl.ən.taɪn/
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, sometimes without your name on it, on 14 February (Valentine's Day) to someone you love: Did you get any valentines? I left a valentine card in her locker.
(Definition of valentine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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valentinenoun [C]

us   /ˈvæl·ənˌtɑɪn/
someone you love or admire affectionately
(Definition of valentine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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