Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th every year. It is celebrated in different ways by different people. For single people – those people without a boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner – Valentine’s day is often seen as an opportunity to ask or invite someone special for a date.
Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
An admirer (noun): A person who is attracted to another person.
- Lily already knows Bill is her secret admirer.
Arrow (noun): A thin stick with a sharp point at one end and feathers at the other to help guide it when shot from a bow. Cupid shoots arrows at people to make them fall in love.
- I think Louise has just been struck by one of cupid’s arrows.
Balloon (noun): A colored rubber sack inflated with helium (or air) and used as decoration.
- The kids enjoyed trying to keep the balloons floating in the air without them touching the ground.
Bouquet (noun): An attractively arranged bunch of flowers generally held together by a ribbon and given as a gift.
- Peter gave his wife a beautiful bouquet of tulips for her birthday.
Card (noun): A piece of thick paper or thin cardboard with a message which is sent for greetings or invitations.
- Caroline received Valentine’s card from a secret admirer.
Chocolate (noun): a sweet food made from ground cacao seeds.
- I like getting a bar of chocolate as a present.
Couple (noun): two people who are in a relationship /marriage/.
- Jack and Rose make a lovely couple.
Cupid (noun): the ancient Roman god represents by a naked baby boy who has wings and shoots arrows at people to make them start to love each other.
- A person, who is shot by Cupid’s arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire.
Date (noun): a romantic meeting between two people.
- Every Monday they go on a date to keep their relationship.
Dinner (noun): The main meal of the day, generally eaten in the evening.
- We had dinner at our favorite restaurant.
Engaged (adjective): a couple agreed to marry each other at a future date.
- We have been engaged for one year and will finally get married next week.
Feeling (noun): An emotional state or reaction.
- I keep in secret my feelings for her.
Flower (noun): The often brightly colored part of a plant from which the seed or fruit develops.
- He picked a flower from the garden to give to his wife.
Gift (noun): A thing given willingly to someone without payment. Another word for a gift is a present.
- I gave my neighbor a gift as a way of saying thank you for her attention.
Heart (noun): The organ that pumps blood through the body. It is normally associated with love.
- Stephan bought his partner a giant cake in the shape of a heart.
Hug (noun): Squeeze someone between your arms, typically to express affection.
- She hadn’t seen her brother in a long time and gave him a big hug.
Kiss (noun): To touch your lips against something as a sign of affection or greeting.
- The boy kissed his girlfriend on the forehead.
Love (noun/verb): an intense feeling of deep affection
- Love is the most beautiful sense in the world.
Poem (noun): a piece of creative writing in verse that is often rhythmical.
- She wrote a beautiful poem expressing her love.
Ribbon (noun): a long, narrow strip of fabric, usually used for tying or decorating something.
- The bouquet had a blue ribbon around it.
Ring (noun): a small circular band worn on the finger, typically made of a metal and that sometimes contains precious stones.
- He bought a beautiful engagement ring with a big diamond.
Romance (noun): a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.
- No matter how long you have been together, romance is always important in a relationship.
Rose (noun): a sweet-smelling flower that grows on a bush and usually has thorns.
- Our boss received a bunch of roses for Valentine’s Day.