A date circled on a calendar.
- 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 statement, as on a document 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 with whom one is having or considering having a romantic or sexual relationship
- such an engagement
- a person with whom one has such an engagement
Origin of dateMiddle 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 d?-, to give from source Classical Greek d?ron, 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- to make seem old-fashioned or out-of-date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 date or dates with
- to belong to, or have origin in, a definite period in the past: usually with from
- to be or seem outdated or old-fashioned
- ⌂ to have dates (see date above): I seldom dated while attending college
up to date
- the sweet, fleshy fruit of the date palm, having a large, hard seed
- date palm
Origin of dateMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin dactylus ; from Classical Greek daktylos, a date, probably ; from Sem, as in Arabic dáqal, date palm
- The sweet, edible, oblong or oval fruit of the date palm, containing a narrow, hard seed.
- A date palm.
Origin of dateMiddle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, date (from its shape).
- a. The time stated in terms of the day, month, and year: What is the date of your birth?b. A statement of calendar time, as on a document.
- a. A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen: the date of their wedding.b. dates The years of someone's birth and death: Beethoven's dates were 1770 to 1827.
- The time during which something lasts; duration: “Summer's lease hath all too short a date” (Shakespeare).
- The time or historical period to which something belongs: artifacts of a later date.
- An appointment: a luncheon date with a client. 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.
verbdat·ed, dat·ing, dates
- 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 BC.
- To become old-fashioned.
- To go on dates.
Origin of dateMiddle 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 d&omacron;- in Indo-European roots.
- dat′a·ble, date′a·ble
From French datte, from Latin dactylus, from Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (daktulos, “finger”) (from the resemblance of the date to a human finger), probably from a Semitic source such as Arabic دقل (dáqal, “variety of date palm”) or Hebrew דֶּקֶל (deqel, “date palm”).
- That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made.
- The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle. A specific day.
- the date for pleading
- Do you know the date of the wedding?
- We had to change the dates of the festival because of the flooding.
- A point in time
- You may need that at a later date.
- (rare) Assigned end; conclusion.
- George Chapman (translat), Homer (auth), The Odysseys of Homer, Volume 1, Book IV, lines 282–5,
- As now Saturnius, through his life's whole date,
- Hath Nestor's bliss raised to as steep a state,
- Both in his age to keep in peace his house,
- And to have children wise and valorous.
- A pre-arranged social meeting.
- I arranged a date with my Australian business partners.
- A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
- I brought Melinda to the wedding as my date.
- A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
- We really hit it off on the first date, so we decided to meet the week after.
- We slept together on the first date.
- The cinema is a popular place to take someone on a date.
(third-person singular simple present dates, present participle dating, simple past and past participle dated)
- To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.
- to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter
- To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
- To determine the age of something.
- to date the building of the pyramids
- To take (someone) on a series of dates.
- To have a steady relationship with, to be romantically involved with.
- (intransitive) Of a couple, to be in a romantic relationship.
- (intransitive) To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.
- This show hasn't dated well.
- (intransitive, with from) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.
- To note the time of writing one may say dated at or from a place.