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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.

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  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


  1. dater(Noun)

    One who dates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dater(noun)

    one who dates

Translations for dater

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to have or put a date on

This letter isn't dated.

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