Date

Noun

  • A point in time

    "You may need that at a later date."

  • A pre-arranged social meeting.

    "I arranged a date with my Australian business partners."

  • A romantic meeting or outing with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.

    "We slept together on the first date."

  • The date palm.

    "There were a few dates planted around the house."

  • 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. A specific day.

    "the date for pleading"

  • (obsolete) Given or assigned length of life; duration.
  • A romantic meeting or outing with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.

    "We really hit it off on the first date, so we decided to meet the week after."

  • The fruit of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft, sweet pulp and enclosing a hard kernel.

    "We made a nice cake from dates."

  • 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.

    "US date"

  • (rare) Assigned end; conclusion.
  • One's companion for social activities or occasions.

    "I brought Melinda to the wedding as my date."

  • A romantic meeting or outing with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.

    "The cinema is a popular place to take someone on a date."

  • 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.

    "the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin, etc."

Verb

  • (transitive) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
  • (transitive) To have a steady relationship with, to be romantically involved with.
  • (intransitive, with from) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.
  • (transitive) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.

    "to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter"

  • (transitive) To take (someone) on a series of dates.
  • (intransitive) To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.

    "This show hasn't dated well."

  • (transitive) To determine the age of something.

    "to date the building of the pyramids"

  • (intransitive) Of a couple, to be in a romantic relationship.

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