n. v. dat•ed, dat•ing
1) a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen:
July 4, 1776 is an important date in American history[/ex]
2) cvb the day of the month:
Is today's date the 8th?[/ex]
3) an inscription on a writing, coin, etc., that shows the time, or time and place, of writing, casting, etc
4) period in general:
at a late date[/ex]
5) duration:
Childhood has so short a date[/ex]
6) an appointment for a particular time, esp. a social engagement arranged beforehand
7) a person with whom one has such an appointment
8) sbz an engagement to perform
9) dates, the birth and death dates, usu. in years, of a person:
Dante's dates are 1265 to 1321[/ex]
10) to have or bear a date:
The letter dates from 1873[/ex]
11) to belong to a particular period:
The architecture dates as far back as 1830[/ex]
12) to reckon from some point in time:
The custom dates from the Victorian era[/ex]
13) to go out socially on dates
14) to furnish with a date
15) to ascertain the period or point in time of:
to date the archaeological ruins[/ex]
16) to show to be old-fashioned
17) to go out on dates with:
He's dating his best friend's sister[/ex]
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME < MF < LL data, der. of dare to give), from the phrase data (Romae) written, given (at Rome) dat′a•ble, date′a•ble, adj. dat′er, n. II
[[t]deɪt[/t]] n.
pln coo the oblong, fleshy fruit of the date palm
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < AF; OF dade, date < ML datil(l) us, L dactylus; see dactyl

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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