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Definition of 'date'


  1. the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"
       Synonyms: day of the month
  2. a particular day specified as the time something happens; "the date of the election is set by law"
  3. a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
       Synonyms: appointment engagement
  4. a particular but unspecified point in time; "they hoped to get together at an early date"
       Synonyms: particular date
  5. the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"
  6. a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
       Synonyms: escort
  7. the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"
  8. sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed


  1. go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
  2. stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24"
       Synonyms: date stamp
  3. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
  4. date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"
       Synonyms: go steady go out see
  5. 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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