Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of date.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of date.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term dates back to the 19th century, when architectural students at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris would work on deadline projects in their ateliers, and upon completion, rush through the streets of the Latin Quarter, their renderings placed in a hand cart, or charrette, and pull them to the school.

    MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

  • Think about what might happen if you have children in different schools where the term dates don't coincide...

    The Guardian World News

  • The statue of the Virgin dates from the early 1500s, and is believed to have been brought to the area by the early missionaries.

    San Juan de Los Lagos: The Virgin, her basilica, her pilgrims, and their exvotos

  • The term dates back at least to 1996, when California Conservative Rep. Frank Riggs attacked his Democratic rival Michela Alioto over her "San Francisco Values."

    Geri Spieler: San Francisco Values Clarified

  • The idea of a science festival is not a new one; the term dates back to 19th century England.

    Making Science Sexy

  • The term dates to Winston Churchill, in the aftermath of World War II.

    U.S., U.K. alliance questioned following British election

  • The phrase dates from the period in Japanese history between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries when the country was almost totally isolated from the rest of the world.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • But the phrase dates back to Plato and Cicero, who wrote, “Justitia suum cuique distribuit”: “Justice renders to everyone his due.”

    The Lampshade

  • The term dates back nearly 25 years to the founding of the Black Rock Coalition.

    Rob Fields: Dash's BlakRoc Disses Black Rock

  • The term dates back to 1865, the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today.

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