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date 1

a. The time stated in terms of the day, month, and year: What is the date of your birth?
b. A statement of calendar time, as on a document.
a. A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen: the date of their wedding.
b. dates The years of someone's birth and death: Beethoven's dates were 1770 to 1827.
3. The time during which something lasts; duration: "Summer's lease hath all too short a date" (Shakespeare).
4. The time or historical period to which something belongs: artifacts of a later date.
5. An appointment: a luncheon date with a client. See Synonyms at engagement.
a. An engagement to go out socially with another person, often out of romantic interest.
b. One's companion on such an outing.
7. An engagement for a performance: has four singing dates this month.
v. dat·ed, dat·ing, dates
1. To mark or supply with a date: date a letter.
2. To determine the date of: date a fossil.
3. To betray the age of: Pictures of old cars date the book.
4. To go on a date or dates with.
1. To have origin in a particular time in the past: This statue dates from 500 bc.
2. To become old-fashioned.
3. To go on dates.
out of date
No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.
to date
Until now: To date, only half of those invited have responded.
up to date
In or into accordance with current information, styles, or technology: brought me up to date on the project's status.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin data, from Latin data (Romae), issued (at Rome) (on a certain day), feminine past participle of dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

dat′a·ble, date′a·ble adj.
dat′er n.

date 2

1. The sweet, edible, oblong or oval fruit of the date palm, containing a narrow, hard seed.
2. A date palm.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, date (from its shape).]
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Adj.1.dateable - that can be given a date; "a concrete and datable happening"- C.W.Shumaker
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Most of the dateable pottery comes from the same period, with a limited supply after 300 BC.
She encourages people of all abilities to cultivate their self-image as a person who is dateable, desirable, has a lot to offer a partner, and is capable of finding romantic love.
The work of MEST includes the compilation of the Middle English Local Documents corpus (MELD), which includes texts that, much like the PTRs and lay subsidy rolls, are dateable and localisable with a high level of accuracy.
His criticism of the manner in which the early settlement site adjacent to the temple--a dateable, one-period site rich in ceramics, religious artifacts, and minor structures, and sealed by half a meter of volcanic ash--was bulldozed before it could be properly explored reflects in measured tones the genuine anguish felt by local archaeologists at the irreparable loss this act of vandalism represented to the history of Java.
The slightly earlier vase of the two is the one with the interesting streaky glaze made by the Watcombe pottery in Torquay, dateable from the mark to the last quarter of the 19th century.
The least dateable names were found to be Wayne and Ava.
Soon after I was hired as a curator at the ROM in 2009, I discovered a pristine akotifahana in our storage drawers, donated by descendants of missionary George Cousins and dateable to around 1884.
So, I'm here, [and] I didn't have a boyfriend -- I never did date a lot at that time anyway because I was not very dateable.
Given the exceptional preservation of the dateable, stratified, layers within the structure, the team also expect that the pottery will form part of an important assemblage for establishing more secure regional pottery chronologies for the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
This was the extraordinary anthropomorphic Diquis stone deity figure from Costa Rica, dateable only vaguely to sometime between 1000 and 1550.
Homes Dudden surmises that the latest dateable evidence suggests that "the completed work is certainly later than the autumn of A.
Generally, Ramadan writes in a gauzy prose bereft of references to named individuals, dateable events, or determinate causal processes.