date

A date is a particular day of the month, and to date is to go out with someone. You might have the date of your first date with a special someone marked on your calendar. Awwwwwwww.

Date comes from the Latin datus, "given," because in ancient Rome when people wrote letters or decrees, they'd say, "given ("data") May 1st" (for example). Date can mean a day of each year, like May 1st, or one historical day, like May 1st, 1873. You make a date to meet someone for dinner. You date your letter. If you make many appointments with one special lady, you're dating her. A date is also a fruit, from the date palm.

Primary Meanings of date

1.
nv
the specified day of the month
provide with a dateline; mark with a date
2.
nv
a meeting arranged in advance
go on a date with
3.
n
sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
Full Definitions of date
1

n the specified day of the month

“what is the date today?”
Synonyms:
day of the month
Examples:
6 June 1944
date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
Types:
due date, maturity, maturity date
the date on which an obligation must be repaid
birthday, natal day
the date on which a person was born
Type of:
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours
time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

n a particular day specified as the time something happens

“the date of the election is set by law”
Types:
future date
a particular day in the future that is specified as the time something will happen
rain date
an alternative date set for some outdoor event in case it rains on the appointed date
sell-by date
a date stamped on perishable produce indicating the date by which it should be sold
Type of:
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours
time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

n 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”
Types:
date of reference, epoch
(astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
Type of:
calendar day, civil day
a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
calendar year, civil year
the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar
calendar month, month
one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

n a particular but unspecified point in time

“they hoped to get together at an early date
Synonyms:
particular date
Type of:
point, point in time
an instant of time

n the present

“they are up to date
“we haven't heard from them to date
Type of:
nowadays, present
the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

v 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”
Types:
date-mark, dateline, datemark
mark with a date and place
date stamp
stamp with a date
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

v stamp with a date

“The package is dated November 24”
Synonyms:
date stamp
Type of:
stamp
to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

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

“Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings”
Types:
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chronologise, chronologize
establish the order in time of something
misdate
assign the wrong date to
antedate, foredate, predate
establish something as being earlier relative to something else
postdate
establish something as being later relative to something else
Type of:
determine, set
fix conclusively or authoritatively
2

n a meeting arranged in advance

“she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
Synonyms:
appointment, engagement
Types:
blind date
a date with a stranger
double date
a date in which two couples participate
rendezvous, tryst
a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
Type of:
get together, meeting
a small informal social gathering

n a participant in a date

“his date never stopped talking”
Synonyms:
escort
Types:
blind date
a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
Type of:
associate, companion, comrade, familiar, fellow
a friend who is frequently in the company of another

v go on a date with

“Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart”
Synonyms:
go out, go steady, see
date regularly; have a steady relationship with
Types:
double-date
go out on a date with a partner and another couple
Type of:
go out
leave the house to go somewhere

v date regularly; have a steady relationship with

“He is dating his former wife again!”
Synonyms:
go out, go steady, see
Type of:
affiliate, associate, assort, consort
keep company with; hang out with
3

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

Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

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