Definition of Valentine's Day in English:

Valentine's Day

(also St Valentine's Day)

noun

  • 14 February, a day when it is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with or attracted to:

    ‘I want to be with the woman I love on Valentine's Day’
    [as modifier] ‘she exchanged Valentine's Day cards with her boyfriend’
    • ‘Order now and beat the rush for Valentine's Day: Flowers/Bears/Balloons/Candy, all for the love of your life.’
    • ‘A Valentine's Day blind date turned to platinum love for Joan and Reg Grimley who have now celebrated 70 years' marriage.’
    • ‘I kept thinking of all the great times I had with Rob, our first date, our first kiss, Valentine's Day, birthdays.’
    • ‘Did you spend Valentine's Day alone this year?’
    • ‘Valentine's Day, arguably the most overrated and expensive day to romantically woo your partner, may have come and gone.’
    • ‘I have told my husband not to buy me overpriced roses or a card for Valentine's day: it is just another way for corporations to squeeze more money out of us.’
    • ‘My postman hates Valentine's day!’
    • ‘Valentine's Day is now less than a week away.’
    • ‘If I don't get to post before V-day, Happy Valentine's Day, sweeties.’
    • ‘My wedding anniversary and Valentine's day are a week apart, so we just celebrate our anniversary, which means much more to us.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Valentine, St.