What does date mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. date, day of the monthnoun

    the specified day of the month

    "what is the date today?"

  2. date, escortnoun

    a participant in a date

    "his date never stopped talking"

  3. date, appointment, engagementnoun

    a meeting arranged in advance

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

  4. date, particular datenoun

    a particular but unspecified point in time

    "they hoped to get together at an early date"

  5. datenoun

    the present

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

  6. datenoun

    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. datenoun

    a particular day specified as the time something happens

    "the date of the election is set by law"

  8. dateverb

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

  9. dateverb

    go on a date with

    "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"

  10. date, date stampverb

    stamp with a date

    "The package is dated November 24"

  11. dateverb

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

    "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

  12. go steady, go out, date, seeverb

    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. dateverb

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Datenoun

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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  2. Datenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  3. Datenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  4. Datenoun

    assigned end; conclusion

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  5. Datenoun

    given or assigned length of life; dyration

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  6. Dateverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  7. Dateverb

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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

  8. Dateverb

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

    Etymology: [F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. , prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Date

    dāt, n. the time of any event: a stipulated time: age, period of time.—v.t. to affix the date to.—v.t. to reckon: to begin.—adj. Date′less, without date: without fixed limit: undatable.—Out of date, antiquated; Up to date, adapted or corrected to the present time: modern. [O. Fr. date—L. datum, as in datum Romæ = given or written at Rome.]

  2. Date

    dāt, n. the fruit of the date-palm.—ns. Date′-palm, Date′-tree, the tree on which it grows, a native of the northern half of Africa and the south-west of Asia; Date′-plum; Date′-sug′ar. [Fr. datte—L. dactylus—Gr. daktylos, a finger.]

Editors Contribution

  1. date

    A note of calendar time on a document.

    The date for the wedding was known and they were very excited.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  
  2. date

    A specific day with a number, month and year.

    The date is always on the right hand side of the computer or laptop screen.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  
  3. date

    A type of fruit, cultivar, plant and seed.

    The date fruit is produced by the date palm tree and is an important source of income and food for many people and countries across the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 31, 2016  
  4. date

    To share time with a person with a view to a romantic relationship.

    We loved to date then and love to create date nights together at our family house now.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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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 for date »

  1. AEDT

  2. EDTA

  3. TAED

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of date in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of date in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of date in a Sentence

  1. Morgan Stanley:

    We have growing concerns about crude fundamentals and prices in 2H15 and 2016 after the quick recovery (since January) ... The market appears complacent about rising OPEC production and upcoming Iran discussions, both of which could more than offset U.S. declines, that said, retesting YTD (year-to-date) lows is very unlikely. Healthy transport demand, reflected in strong refining margins, capex cuts and low spare capacity should limit downside.

  2. John Durhamannounced:

    Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the reports conclusions as to predication and how the The FBI case was opened.

  3. Rick Edwards:

    I think it’s important that it get done by the first quarter of next year before we get into the German election cycle, but as much as I want to be under contract by December, I don’t think there’s anything magic about (that date).

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    And once that's done, once you set the date certain, then the bad guys know that they can push you--and that's what they did.

  5. Will Pierce:

    I'm thrilled that Josh is joining Draft Biden, biden supporters across the country know how close he was to Beau and his family. Josh joining the Draft Biden effort only increases the seriousness nature of what to date has been an enormously successful effort.

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Translations for date

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لقاء الحب, مُوَاعَدَة, تَمْرَة, تاريخ, موعد, مَوْعِد, أرخArabic
  • xurmaAzerbaijani
  • фінікBelarusian
  • финик, дата, среща, срок, време, фурма, датирамBulgarian
  • খেজুরBengali
  • datezenn, emgav, datez, deiziad, deiziañBreton
  • cita, dàtil, data, quedar, sortirCatalan, Valencian
  • schůzka, datum, datle, stárnout, datovat, choditCzech
  • dyddiad, oedWelsh
  • date, tidspunkt, rendezvous, stævnemøde, daddel, datering, ledsager, dato, tidsfæste, datere, komme sammen med, gå ud med, tidsbestemmeDanish
  • Verabredung, Zeit, Stelldichein, Zeitpunkt, Datum, Date, Dattel, Rendezvous, Treffen, Ende, ausgehen, daten, datierenGerman
  • χουρμάς, συνάντηση, ημερομηνίαGreek
  • daktilo, dato, fino, tempo, rendevuo, rendevui, dati, datiĝiEsperanto
  • compañero, fecha, dátil, data, compañera, cita, fechar, citarSpanish
  • tähtaeg, dattel, kuupäev, kaaslane, kohtumine, kohtamine, eluiga, hetkEstonian
  • datilBasque
  • قرار, خرما, تاریخ, خرمارطبPersian
  • avec, tapaaminen, seuralainen, määränpää, kohtalo, heila, päivämäärä, määrä, ajankohta, treffit, taateli, päiväys, kumppani, aika, tapailla, ajoittaa, vanhentua, päivätä, alkaa, määrittää, ikä, vanheta, ikääntyä, seurustellaFinnish
  • dadlaFaroese
  • rendez-vous d'amour, rendez-vous, datte, date, vieillir, dater, rendez-vous amoureuxFrench
  • coinne, dátaIrish
  • ceann-latha, deitScottish Gaelic
  • dataGalician
  • תאריך, פגישה, תמר, לתארךHebrew
  • खजूर, तारीख़Hindi
  • randi, találkozó, nap, keltezés, időpont, datolya, dátum, randevú, udvarolHungarian
  • արմավ, ժամադրություն, խուրմա, թվականArmenian
  • kencan, tanggal, kurmaIndonesian
  • dagsetning, stefnumót, daðlaIcelandic
  • dattero, data, cavaliere, appuntamento, incontro, accompagnatore, datareItalian
  • 逢引, デート, ナツメヤシの実, 日付, デーツ, 年月日, 交際する, デートする, 付き合うJapanese
  • kurma, kormaJavanese
  • ფინიკი, თარიღი, პაემანიGeorgian
  • құрмаKazakh
  • លម៉ើ, កាលបរិច្ឆេទKhmer
  • 만날 약속, 월일, 데이트, 날자, 대추, 연월일, 데이트하다Korean
  • خورماKurdish
  • курмаKyrgyz
  • palmula, dies, tempus, diemLatin
  • pasimatymas, datulė, data, datuotiLithuanian
  • randiņš, termiņš, datums, satikšanās, laiks, datele, tikšanāsLatvian
  • состанок, рок, датула, датум, урма, век, датира, се гледа, застаруваMacedonian
  • хасарваань, ѳдѳрMongolian
  • tamar, tanggal, kurma, tarikhMalay
  • tamraMaltese
  • datoNorwegian
  • tijdstip, dadel, datum, afspraak, levensduur, afspraakje, einde, daten, daterenDutch
  • datoNorwegian Nynorsk
  • date, daddel, datering, noledsagerinne, ledsager, stevnemøte, begynne med, sette dato, datere, eldesNorwegian
  • hashkʼaan, yoołkááł, hashkʼaan dijéʼéNavajo, Navaho
  • randka, data, spotkanie, osoba towarzysząca, towarzysz, daktyl, towarzyszka, spotykać się, datować, starzeć się, chodzićPolish
  • encontro, fim, data, validade, tâmara, acompanhante, datar, marcar, envelhecer, sairPortuguese
  • întâlnire, finic, curmală, datăRomanian
  • срок, число, рандеву, свидание, век, встреча, финик, дата, датироваться, устаревать, датировать, устареть, встречаться, восходитьRussian
  • खजूरSanskrit
  • финик, датум, finik, датуља, datum, sastanak, urma, састанак, spoj, спој, randes, datulja, урма, nadnevakSerbo-Croatian
  • rande, schôdzka, datľa, dátumSlovak
  • sréčanje, datum, dateljSlovene
  • datum, träff, tidpunkt, dadel, datering, dejt, åldersbestämma, datera, gå ut med, åldras, träffaSwedish
  • tendeSwahili
  • பேரீச்சம்பழம், தித்திTamil
  • ఖర్జూరము, తేదిTelugu
  • хурмоTajik
  • ผลอินทผลัม, วันที่, นัดThai
  • hurmaTurkmen
  • hurma, tarih, buluşma, randevuTurkish
  • хөрмәTatar
  • дата, фінікUkrainian
  • تاریخUrdu
  • xurmoUzbek
  • ngày tháng, hẹn hò, hẹn, ngày, trái chà là, hẹn gặpVietnamese
  • daetVolapük
  • טרעפֿונג, דאַטעYiddish

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