- 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.
- The setting of a date on which an event or transaction is to take place or take effect.
- An estimation of the age of an artifact, biological vestige, linguistic usage, etc.
- present participle of date