from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Time stated in terms of the day, month, and year.
- n. A statement of calendar time, as on a document.
- n. A specified day of a month.
- n. A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen.
- n. The years of someone's birth and death: Beethoven's dates were 1770 to 1827.
- n. The time during which something lasts; duration.
- n. The time or historical period to which something belongs: artifacts of a later date.
- n. An appointment: a luncheon date with a client; a date with destiny. See Synonyms at engagement.
- n. An engagement to go out socially with another person, often out of romantic interest.
- n. One's companion on such an outing.
- n. An engagement for a performance: has four singing dates this month.
- transitive v. To mark or supply with a date: date a letter.
- transitive v. To determine the date of: date a fossil.
- transitive v. To betray the age of: Pictures of old cars date the book.
- transitive v. To go on a date or dates with.
- intransitive v. To have origin in a particular time in the past: This statue dates from 500 B.C.
- intransitive v. To become old-fashioned.
- intransitive v. To go on dates.
- idiom out of date No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.
- idiom to date Until now: To date, only half of those invited have responded.
- idiom up to date In or into accordance with current information, styles, or technology: brought me up to date on the project's status.
- n. The sweet, edible, oblong or oval fruit of the date palm, containing a narrow, hard seed.
- n. A date palm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fruit of the date palm. This sweet fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp and enclosing a hard kernel.
- n. The date palm itself.
- n. That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made.
- n. The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle. A specific day.
- n. A point in time
- n. Assigned end; conclusion.
- n. Given or assigned length of life; duration.
- n. A pre-arranged social meeting.
- n. A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
- n. A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
- v. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.
- v. To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
- v. To determine the age of something.
- v. To take (someone) on a series of dates.
- v. to have a steady relationship with, to be romantically involved with
- v. of a couple, to be in a romantic relationship
- v. To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.
- v. To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
- n. That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made. etc.
- n. The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch.
- n. Assigned end; conclusion.
- n. Given or assigned length of life; dyration.
- transitive v. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.
- transitive v. To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
- intransitive v. To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a writing or an inscription which purports to specify the time when, and usually the place where, it was executed.
- n. The time, with more or less particularity, when some event has happened or is to happen: as, the date of a battle; the dates of birth and death on a monument; the date of Easter varies from year to year, or is variable.
- n. Point or period of time in general: as, at that early date.
- n. A season or allotted period of time.
- n. Age; number of years.
- n. Duration; continuance.
- n. End; conclusion.
- n. A day-book, journal, or diary.
- n. For secret meetings, especially for an immoral purpose; make assignations.
- To mark with a date, as a letter or other writing. See date, n.
- To note or fix the time of, as of an event or transaction; assign a date or time of occurrence to: as, to date an event in ancient history.
- To have a date: as, the letter dates from Rome. See I.
- To have beginning; derive origin.
- To use a date in reckoning; reckon from some point in time.
- n. A grant; concession; gift.
- n. The fruit of the date-palm, Phœnix dactylifera, used extensively as an article of food by the natives of northern Africa and of some countries of Asia.
- n. An occasional name in California of the fanleaf palm, Neowashingtonia filamentosa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a meeting arranged in advance
- n. a particular but unspecified point in time
- v. go on a date with
- n. a participant in a date
- v. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of
- n. the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred
- v. stamp with a date
- n. the present
- n. a particular day specified as the time something happens
- n. sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
- n. the specified day of the month
- v. date regularly; have a steady relationship with
- v. provide with a dateline; mark with a date
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.
Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, date (from its shape).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French datte, from Latin dactylus, from Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (daktulos, "finger") (from the resemblance of the date to a human finger), probably from a Semitic source such as Arabic دقل (dáqal, "variety of date palm") or Hebrew דֶּקֶל (deqel, "date palm"). (Wiktionary)
From French date, Late Latin data, from Latin datus ("given"), past participle of dare ("to give"); akin to Greek, Old Slavonic dati, Sanskrit dā. Compare datum, dose, Dato, and Die. (Wiktionary)