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date 1

 (dāt)
n.
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.
2.
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.
6.
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
Idioms:
out of date
No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.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

 (dāt)
n.
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).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.to date - prior to the present time; "no suspect has been found to date"
Translations
حَتّى الآن، حَتّى السّاعَه
až dosuddodnes
indtil nu
hingaî til
doteraz
bugüne kadar

date1

(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.
verb
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.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Felicity King has edited our helpful household department very ably, and Miss Cecily King's fashion notes were always up to date.
However, I thought the matter over, and came to the conclusion that the best thing I could do would be to post them on affairs right up to date.
If so, then bibliographers could exploit that rate to date documents relative to those with known publication dates.