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A phrase at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the date and place of its origin.

date′line′ v.


(Journalism & Publishing) journalism the date and location of a story, placed at the top of an article

date′ line`




n., v. -lined, -lin•ing. n.
1. a line at the beginning of a news dispatch, giving the place of origin and usu. the date.
2. to furnish (a news story) with a dateline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dateline - an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridiandateline - an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
2.dateline - a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch
communique, despatch, dispatch - an official report (usually sent in haste)
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
Verb1.dateline - mark with a date and place; "dateline a newspaper article"
date - 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"
خَط تَعْيين الزَّمان أو المَكان
datumová čára/mez
dátumová čiara
uluslararası tarih çizgisi


[ˈdeɪtlaɪn] N
1. (Geog) → línea f de cambio de fecha
2. (in newspaper) dateline Beirutfechado en Beirut


[ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn] nlinea del cambiamento di data


(deit) noun
1. (a statement on a letter etc giving) the day of the month, the month and year. I can't read the date on this letter.
2. the day and month and/or the year in which something happened or is going to happen. What is your date of birth?
3. an appointment or engagement, especially a social one with a member of the opposite sex. He asked her for a date.
1. to have or put a date on. This letter isn't dated.
2. (with from or back) to belong to; to have been made, written etc at (a certain time). Their quarrel dates back to last year.
3. to become obviously old-fashioned. His books haven't dated much.
ˈdated adjective
old-fashioned. Her clothes looked very dated.
ˈdateline noun
a north-south line drawn on maps through the Pacific Ocean, east and west of which the date is different.
out of date
1. old-fashioned. This coat is out of date.
2. no longer able to be (legally) used; no longer valid. Your ticket is out of date / very out-of-date; an out-of-date directory.
to date
up to the present time. This is the best entry we've received to date.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?; an up-to-date catalogue.
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date / very up-to-date; an up-to-date method.
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The Federal Court has ordered Dateline Imports Pty Ltd to pay penalties of $85,000 following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for false or misleading representations.
Release date- 22102012 - The Board of Conto Resources Limited (ASX: CNO) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered in to a conditional binding heads of agreement to acquire up to 100% shareholding in Dateline Resources Limited.
Summary: Samoa and Tokelau have skipped a day and jumped from east to west of the international dateline to align with trade partners.
For the past century, Samoa and Tokelau have been almost a day behind neighbouring New Zealand and Australia, the largest and most developed countries of the South Pacific, because they were on the opposite side of the international dateline.
On New Year's Eve, Samoa will have jumped to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude, in a move Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said would make it easier for Samoa to trade with key partners.
The country of about 180,000 people will jump to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude.
London, Dec 29 (ANI): 30th December will be a day that never existed for the natives of an island in the Pacific Ocean, as it will make a historic leap across the international dateline.
The country is switching time zones on Thursday to the west of the international dateline from the east.
In our story headlined "Teva completes Theramex acquisition", please read the dateline as "6 January 2011" instead of "6 January 2010".
In our story headlined "Barclays affirms rating, share price target on Bwin", please read the dateline in the first paragraph as May 19, 2010.
The April 13 broadcast on Dateline NBC featured hidden-camera segments showing several producers attempting to sell annuities to senior citizens.
DATELINE NBC'S hit spin-off To Catch a Predator may be the first TV show to become a hit by setting up real-life stings.