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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out of date
No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.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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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.
One of them, the slightly brainy guy that Beatrice meets at her grandmother's retirement home, is definitely kind of cute, and probably dateable.
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.
The oldest dateable La Galigo manuscript is kept in the Stads-of Athenaeumbibliotheek, Deventer and was obtained in 1784.
Developing Kathleen Scott's anatomy of border motifs in Dated and Dateable English Manuscript Borders, Kennedy demonstrates that Wycliffite Bibles were openly copied throughout the fifteenth century, in the first quarter (Chapter 5), the second (Chapter 6), and the third and fourth (Chapter 7).
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.
Similarly, to document and detect changes in coral reef calcification, we need dateable and measurable records of calcification rates.
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.
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.