Definitions for datedeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

datedeɪt(n.; v.)dat•ed, dat•ing.

  1. (n.)a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen:

    July 4, 1776 is an important date in American history.

  2. the day of the month:

    Is today's date the 8th?

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  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.

  5. duration:

    Childhood has so short a date.

  6. an appointment for a particular time, esp. a social engagement arranged beforehand.

  7. a person with whom one has such an appointment.

  8. an engagement to perform.

    Category: Showbiz

  9. dates, the birth and death dates, usu. in years, of a person:

    Dante's dates are 1265 to 1321.

  10. (v.i.)to have or bear a date:

    The letter dates from 1873.

  11. to belong to a particular period:

    The architecture dates as far back as 1830.

  12. to reckon from some point in time:

    The custom dates from the Victorian era.

  13. to go out socially on dates.

  14. (v.t.)to furnish with a date.

  15. to ascertain the period or point in time of:

    to date the archaeological ruins.

  16. to show to be old-fashioned.

  17. to go out on dates with:

    He's dating his best friend's sister.

Idioms for date:

  1. to date,until now.

    Category: Idiom

  2. up to date,in accord with the latest styles, information, or technology.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of date:

1275–1325; ME < MF < LL data, der. of dare to give), from the phrase data (Romae) written, given (at Rome)



  1. the oblong, fleshy fruit of the date palm.

    Category: Plants, Cooking

Origin of date:

1250–1300; ME < AF; OF dade, date < ML datil(l)us, L dactylus; see dactyl

Princeton's WordNet

  1. date, day of the month(noun)

    the specified day of the month

    "what is the date today?"

  2. date, escort(noun)

    a participant in a date

    "his date never stopped talking"

  3. date, appointment, engagement(noun)

    a meeting arranged in advance

    "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

  4. date, particular date(noun)

    a particular but unspecified point in time

    "they hoped to get together at an early date"

  5. date(noun)

    the present

    "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"

  6. date(noun)

    the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred

    "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"

  7. date(noun)

    a particular day specified as the time something happens

    "the date of the election is set by law"

  8. date(verb)

    sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed

  9. date(verb)

    go on a date with

    "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"

  10. date, date stamp(verb)

    stamp with a date

    "The package is dated November 24"

  11. date(verb)

    assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of

    "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

  12. go steady, go out, date, see(verb)

    date regularly; have a steady relationship with

    "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"

  13. date(verb)

    provide with a dateline; mark with a date

    "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. date(noun)ɪt

    a particular day shown using a number, and sometimes a month and year

    The date today is September 9th.; What's today's date?

  2. dateɪt

    to decide on a date

    Have you set a date for the party?

  3. dateɪt

    in the future

    We'll make that decision at a later date.

  4. dateɪt

    the day, month, and year sb was born

  5. dateɪt

    an arranged meeting, especially a romantic one

    I have a date with Val tomorrow night.

  6. dateɪt

    to arrange a non-romantic meeting

    We made a date for next month.

  7. dateɪt

    ***a brown sweet fruit, usually dried

    ***dates, figs, and other dried fruit

  8. dateɪt

    up to the present time

    There have been no problems to date.

  9. date(verb)ɪt

    to have a romantic relationship

    They've been dating for a few months.; I'm dating a guy I met at school.

  10. dateɪt

    to write a date on

    to sign and date a contract; a letter dated October 22nd

Webster Dictionary

  1. Date(noun)

    the fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself

  2. Date(noun)

    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; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc

  3. Date(noun)

    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

  4. Date(noun)

    assigned end; conclusion

  5. Date(noun)

    given or assigned length of life; dyration

  6. Date(verb)

    to note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter

  7. Date(verb)

    to note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids

  8. Date(verb)

    to have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'date' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #595

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'date' in Written Corpus Frequency: #962

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'date' in Nouns Frequency: #218

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'date' in Verbs Frequency: #520

Anagrams of date

  1. AEDT

  2. EDTA

  3. TAED

Translations for date

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a statement on a letter etc giving) the day of the month, the month and year

I can't read the date on this letter.

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