from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked with or displaying a date.
  • adj. Old-fashioned; out-of-date.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Marked with a date.
  • adj. Out of date.
  • adj. Anachronistic; being obviously inappropriate for its present context.
  • adj. No longer fashionable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past.
  • adj. bearing a date.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past


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  • I may have dated boys here and there for short periods of times… but we just dated… and we both would go into the scenario that we were just dating, having fun, whatever… but a “Relationship” … that’s a whole other ball game kids…

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  • The term dated back at least to Black nationalist Malcolm X, who favored African American as more historically and culturally defining over other terms, and used it at an OAAU (Organization of Afro American Unity) meeting in the mid-1960s, saying, "Twenty-two million African Americans - that's what we are - Africans who are in America."

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  • It was commonly believed that the word dated from the French occupation of Mexico (1862-1866).

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  • I also saw, in the lumber-room, a number of packing-cases -- one with a label dated two days back -- which had been opened with an iron lever; and yet, when I made an excuse to ask for it, you said there was no such thing in the place.

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  • Our previous house dated from the mid-60s, and the wiring was not done by drugged gibbons (well, not that we know of) ... but by * stupid* gibbons.

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  • In a recent episode, the character Chris Griffin dated a girl with Down Syndrome.

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  • I had heard he'd been killed shortly after graduating from high school in a knife fight at the last remaining whorehouse in our little hometown in Missouri, whose red light district dated from the 1860′s when Scott Joplin played ragtime for cowboys with money to burn after they'd been paid for driving cattle up from Texas on the Chisolm Trail.

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  • Their Tea Party is an all too familiar variant on Republican's long-time, poisonous, nativist strain easily carbon dated from the "Know Nothing" party that swelled their ranks 150 years ago.

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  • It was enough of a clue: even though the recordings originally issued on the Okeh label dated from 1928, Hoskins had a hunch that Hurt might still be alive, and headed to Mississippi.

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  • The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

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