- Date is defined as a particularly day of the month or day, month and year or a social outing between two people.
- An example of date is October 9, 1925.
- An example of date is two people meeting for coffee.
- The definition of date is to belong to a particular time period or to assign a time period to something or to go out with someone due to romantic interests.
- An example of date is to make paper to look older by burning the edges.
- An example of date is to determine that a photograph was taken in a specific year based on the clothing of the individuals in the photograph.
- An example of date is for a man to take his girlfriend to the movies.
A date circled on a calendar.
date definition by Webster's New World
- a statement as on a writing or coin specifying when it was made
- the time at which a thing happens or is done
- the time that anything lasts or goes on
- a person's birth and death dates, usually expressed in years
- the day of the month
- an appointment for a set time, esp. one for a social engagement with a person of the opposite sex
- such an engagement
- a person of the opposite sex with whom one has such an engagement
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin data, feminine of datus, past participle of dare, to give (the first word in Roman letters, giving the place and time of writing, as data Romae, literally , given at Rome) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dō-, to give from source Classical Greek dōron, gift, didonai, to give, Russian dat', to give
- to mark (a letter, etc.) with a date
- to find out, determine, set, or record the date of
- to assign a date to
- to show or reveal as typical of a certain period or age
- to make seem old-fashioned or out-of-date
- to reckon by dates
- to have a social engagement or engagements with
- to belong to, or have origin in, a definite period in the past: usually with from
- ☆ to have social engagements with persons of the opposite sex
- the sweet, fleshy fruit of the date palm, having a large, hard seed
- date palm
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin dactylus ; from Classical Greek daktylos, a date, probably ; from Semitic as in Arabic dáqal, date palm
date definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Time stated in terms of the day, month, and year.b. A statement of calendar time, as on a document.
- A specified day of a month.
- a. A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen.b. dates The years of someone's birth and death: Beethoven's dates were 1770 to 1827.
- The time during which something lasts; duration.
- The time or historical period to which something belongs: artifacts of a later date.
- An appointment: a luncheon date with a client; a date with destiny. See Synonyms at engagement.
- a. An engagement to go out socially with another person, often out of romantic interest.b. One's companion on such an outing.
- An engagement for a performance: has four singing dates this month.
- To mark or supply with a date: date a letter.
- To determine the date of: date a fossil.
- To betray the age of: Pictures of old cars date the book.
- To go on a date or dates with.
- To have origin in a particular time in the past: This statue dates from 500 B.C.
- To become old-fashioned.
- To go on dates.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin data, from Latin data (Romae), issued (at Rome) (on a certain day), feminine past participle of dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
- datˈa·ble, dateˈa·ble adjective
- datˈer noun
- The sweet, edible, oblong or oval fruit of the date palm, containing a narrow, hard seed.
- A date palm.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, date (from its shape).
date - Phrases/Idioms
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