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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.
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(Journalism & Publishing) journalism the date and location of a story, placed at the top of an article
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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.
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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"
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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
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[ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn] nlinea del cambiamento di data
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(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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Even before we settle down from the Huduma Namba dateline, we are bombarded with the currency exchange dateline.
Vanessa and her mother Georgia told Dateline NBC about their relationship with Frazee.
Her account, the latest in a chorus of alleged wrongdoing by the artist, was broadcast on Friday night's 'Dateline NBC.'
The dateline slug of the state TV's broadcast of the speech had the word 'Begging' instead of Beijing while the premier was delivering his address.
NEW YORK -- Keith Morrison, the "Dateline" correspondent, has spoken to countless murder suspects and grieving family members over the years.
1993 - GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
After the given dateline, action will be taken against those living illegally in the country.
In our story headlined "Corgenix, Mellitus ink technology transfer, product development deal for gestational diabetes test" please read the dateline as "15 July 2014" instead of "27 June 2014".
Cameron expressed concerns that the elimination program is behind schedule, affirming that his government will apply pressures Damascus "to make sure the chemicals weapons are produced and destroyed." He was commenting on statements by British MPs angered by Syria missing of the dateline today for handing over all toxic materials to the UN-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) joint mission.
Starting June 25, Hawaiian's Flight HA 441 will depart Honolulu International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 12: 15 pm, cross the international dateline, and arrive at Sendai Airport at 4:00 pm the following day.
Thanks to Samoan radio station Samoa FM, the band's single, International Dateline, will be played at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day 2013.