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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dating, geological datingnoun

    use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

Wiktionary

  1. datingnoun

    A form of romantic courtship typically between two individuals with the aim of assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. The result of dating may at any time lead to friendship, any level of intimate relationship, marriage, or no relation.

  2. datingnoun

    An estimation of the age of an artifact, biological vestige, linguistic usage, etc.

  3. datingnoun

    The setting of a date on which an event or transaction is to take place or take effect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dating

    of Date

Freebase

  1. Dating

    Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple. The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country. The most common idea is two people trying out a relationship and exploring whether they're compatible by going out together in public as a couple, who may or may not yet be having sexual relations. This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.

Editors Contribution

  1. datingverb

    Verb form of the word date.

    Dating is a wonderful experience, to share time with a person and get to know them.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dating in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dating in a Sentence

  1. Nour Fraij:

    It's very normal to see a heterosexual dating show. It's been around since dating shows started, the fact that this is the first sexually fluid season in the Nour Fraij, it's groundbreaking.

  2. Charles Casillo:

    He was gay, which she didn’t know at first, he was trying to convey that to her in certain ways without coming right out. For example, he would bring in men that he was dating onto the set to meet her. In later years, Elizabeth would say that it was very obvious. But that didn’t stop this great friendship from forming. Elizabeth once said, ‘I told him things that I’ve never told anyone else and I never will. And he told me things that I will never tell anybody else.’ That’s just the kind of connection they had.

  3. Shaul Hurwitz:

    When I submitted the samples for radiocarbon dating I didnt know whether they would be hundreds or thousands of years old, it was an aha! moment when they all clustered within a hundred-year period in the 13th and 14th centuries.

  4. Store Owner:

    It’s basic marketing, to make sure you’re broadcasting your message to the audience that you’re wishing to capture, if life is easy when you’re dating an athlete, why not broadcast in this sort of a venue?

  5. Jennifer Dorman:

    Language evolves as cultural shifts emerge and people seek new words to communicate their environment, feelings and behavior, dating culture was already taking place online, but the pandemic pushed singletons everywhere towards apps, video dating and socially distanced courtship.

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