Date (noun, verb)
1. a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen: July 4, 1776 was the date of the signing of the (US) declaration of independence.
2. the day of the month: Is today's date the 7th or the 8th?
3. an inscription on a writing, coin, etc., that shows the time, or time and place, of writing, casting, delivery, etc.: a letter bearing the date January 16.
4. the time or period to which any event or thing belongs; period in general: at a late date.
5. the time during which anything lasts; duration: The pity is that childhood has so short a date.
6. an appointment for a particular time: They have a date with their accountant at ten o'clock.
7. a social appointment, engagement, or occasion arranged beforehand with another person: to go out on a date on Saturday night.
8. a person with whom one has such a social appointment or engagement: Can I bring a date to the party?
9. an engagement for an entertainer to perform.
10. dates, the birth and death dates, usually in years, of a person: Dante's dates are 1265 to 1321.
verb (used without object)
11. to have or bear a date: The letter dates from 1873.
12. to belong to a particular period; have its origin: That dress dates from the 19th century. The architecture dates as far back as 1830.
13. to reckon from some point in time: The custom dates from the days when women wore longer skirts.
14. to go out socially on dates: She dated a lot during high school.
verb (used with object)
15. to mark or furnish with a date: Please date the check as of today.
16. to ascertain or fix the period or point in time of; assign a period or point in time to: The archaeologist dated the ruins as belonging to the early Minoan period.
17. to show the age of; show to be old-fashioned.
18. to make a date with; go out on dates with: He's been dating his best friend's sister.
19. to date, up to the present time; until now: This is his best book to date.
20. up to date, in agreement with or inclusive of the latest information; modern: Bring us up to date on the news.
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Origin: 1275–1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin data, noun use of data (feminine of datus, past participle of dare to give), from the phrase data ( Romae ) written, given (at Rome); (v.) Middle English daten to sign or date a document, derivative of the noun
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In my four years of college, I know exactly one woman who has asked a man out on a date .
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As I sign the forms to be admitted to have surgery the next day, I ask my husband the date .
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Just a month from that date , he now no longer believes that to be realistic, and will no longer estimate a timeline for the trial.
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He also posted the results of the interactions that usually ended in frustration, but on rare successes, began with “ DATE !”
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That morning, he sat in the windowsill and began his day like every other: reading the Bible passage that coincided with the date .
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When the first sale is made, the name and address are entered on one of these cards, and the date indicated in the proper column.
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For his whole theory of cavalry tactics is based on the realisation that massive formations are now hopelessly out of date .
SIR JOHN FRENCH|CECIL CHISHOLM
The later or Domitianic date as given by Irenus seems pretty clearly to be correct.
A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS FOR STUDENTS OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST|ARCHIBALD THOMAS ROBERTSON
We cannot say which alternative the builders would have chosen, and therefore we cannot determine the date of building.
ROUGH STONE MONUMENTS AND THEIR BUILDERS|T. ERIC PEET
The preface to the third edition also bears the date of his birthday.
BOSWELL'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HONOURABLE ANDREW ERSKINE, AND HIS JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO CORSICA|JAMES BOSWELL