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  • IPA: /deɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1[]

From French datte, from Latin dactylus, from Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (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 Template:He[[Category:Template:He derivations|Date]] [[דקל#Template:He|דֶּקֶל]] (deqel), date palm).




Date ({{{1}}})

  1. (botany) 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.
  2. (botany) The date palm itself.
Derived terms[]
  • date palm or date tree (Botany): the genus of palms which bear dates, of which common species is Phoenix dactylifera
  • date plum (Botany): the fruit of several species of Diospyros, including the American and Japanese persimmons, and the European lotus (Diospyros lotus)
  • date shell or date fish (Zoölogy): a bivalve shell, or its inhabitant, of the genus Pholas, and allied genera. See Pholas.

Etymology 2[]

From French date, Late Latin data, from Latin datus given, past participle of dare to give; akin to Greek, Old Slavonic dati, Sanskrit . Compare datum, dose, Dato, Die




Date ({{{1}}})

  1. 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; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin, etc.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): John Dryden,
      And bonds without a date, they say, are void.
      US date : 05/24/08 = Tuesday, May 24th, 2008. UK date : 24/05/08 = Tuesday 24th May 2008.
      the date for pleading
  2. 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.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Mark Akenside,
      He at once, Down the long series of eventful time, So fixed the dates of being, so disposed To every living soul of every kind The field of motion, and the hour of rest.
  3. A point in time, as in You may need that at a later date.
  4. (rare) Assigned end; conclusion.
  5. (obsolete) Given or assigned length of life; duration.
  6. A pre-arranged social meeting.
  7. A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
  8. A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
  9. (Australian slang) anus.
Derived terms[]
  • Template:Onym
  • blind date
  • date night
  • speed date


to Date

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to Date (third-person singular simple present dat, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter
    The letter is dated at Philadephia. - G. T. Curtis
    You will be surprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois. - Joseph Addison
    In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them. - M. Arnold
  2. (transitive) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
  3. (transitive) To determine the age of something; as, to date the building of the pyramids.
  4. (transitive) To take (someone) on a series of dates.
  5. (transitive) to have a steady relationship with, to be romantically involved with
    • May 15 2008, - Jessica Simpson upset John Mayer dating Jennifer Aniston
      Jessica Simpson reportedly went on a drinking binge after discovering ex- boyfriend John Mayer is dating Jennifer Aniston.
  6. (intransitive) of a couple, to be in a romantic relationship
  7. (intransitive) To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.
    This show hasn't dated well.
  8. (intransitive) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from
    The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms. - E. Everett
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Usage notes[]

  • (To note the time of writing): We may say dated at or from a place.


  • adet,
  • AEDT
  • EDTA
  • TAED



Latin decem


Date [[Category:Template:Rup numbers|Date]]

  1. (cardinal) ten




Date f. (plural Dates)

  1. date (point in time)



date f.

  1. Plural form of data.



  1. second person plural present tense of dare
  2. second person plural imperative of dare
  3. feminine plural of dato, past participle of dare



Date (infinitive dar)

  1. Template:Es-compound of

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