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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out of date
No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.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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When a man uses "indirect verbal game" with women, this means that he will usually invest a significant amount of time in conversation with the woman building rapport with a woman and making sure that the woman perceives him as a man who is "dateable," "likable" and "trustworthy" prior to him expressing his romantic or strictly sexual desires, interests and intentions to the woman in a very cautious and usually vague and ambiguous or beat-around-the-bush manner.
It is based, whenever possible, on surviving translations or adaptations of known and dateable texts.
I suspect my only recourse is online dating, since my favorite pastimes are either solitary or don't put me in contact with a pool of potentially dateable men, and my friends are tapped out as far as setting me up.
According to the pastor, when Moore came back from the war and was pursuing his law degree, there was a lack of options when it came to dateable women in the United States, which explained why he was forced to "look in a different direction."
For example, at Cuello, the earliest dates from Burial 179 and 62 may be preceramic as these interments had no pottery nor were they clearly associated with dateable constructions ([1]: 330-336).
I looked dated, not dateable. So much for V-Day plans!
One of them, the slightly brainy guy that Beatrice meets at her grandmother's retirement home, is definitely kind of cute, and probably dateable. (Fortunately, nothing is the same in high school.) As Beatrice and her classmates tackle Romeo and Juliet, they unveil the subtleties of the play as well as broader lessons of love, family, honor, and misunderstandings.
Then Pammenes, an Athenian aristocrat, as priest of the goddess Roma and Augustus Caesar is mentioned in the dedicatory inscription of the Temple of Roma and Augustus on the Acropolis, dateable to 21-18 BC.
(39) A relief hydria from Cumae but of Attic origin known as the "Regina Vasorum," dateable to circa 330 BCE, illustrates this connection between Dionysos and Triptolemos (Figs.
The oldest dateable La Galigo manuscript is kept in the Stads-of Athenaeumbibliotheek, Deventer and was obtained in 1784.' (24) Macknight also doubts that much was written down before 1700 and comments that most manuscript texts are probably newer.