Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sweet, edible, oblong or oval fruit of the date palm, containing a narrow, hard seed.
  • noun A date palm.
  • noun The time stated in terms of the day, month, and year.
  • noun A statement of calendar time, as on a document.
  • noun A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen.
  • noun The years of someone's birth and death.
  • noun The time during which something lasts; duration.
  • noun The time or historical period to which something belongs.
  • noun An appointment: synonym: engagement.
  • noun An engagement to go out socially with another person, often out of romantic interest.
  • noun One's companion on such an outing.
  • noun An engagement for a performance.
  • intransitive verb To mark or supply with a date.
  • intransitive verb To determine the date of.
  • intransitive verb To betray the age of.
  • intransitive verb To go on a date or dates with.
  • intransitive verb To have origin in a particular time in the past.
  • intransitive verb To become old-fashioned.
  • intransitive verb To go on dates.
  • idiom (out of date) No longer in style; old-fashioned.
  • idiom (to date) Until now.
  • idiom (up to date) In or into accordance with current information, styles, or technology.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That part of a writing or an inscription which purports to specify the time when, and usually the place where, it was executed.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Point or period of time in general: as, at that early date.
  • noun A season or allotted period of time.
  • noun Age; number of years.
  • noun Duration; continuance.
  • noun End; conclusion.
  • noun A day-book, journal, or diary.
  • noun For secret meetings, especially for an immoral purpose; make assignations.
  • noun 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.
  • 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.
  • noun A grant; concession; gift.
  • noun An occasional name in California of the fanleaf palm, Neowashingtonia filamentosa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch.
  • noun rare Assigned end; conclusion.
  • noun obsolete Given or assigned length of life; dyration.
  • noun to have the date named on the face of it; -- said of a writing.
  • transitive verb To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.
  • transitive verb To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of.
  • intransitive verb To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktulos, finger, date (from its shape).]

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

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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, and Die.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

  • ** We went out on one what could be consider a date date*** but we hung out quite a bit.

    drbigbeef Diary Entry

  • Milizia, when in doubt about the date of Alberti's birth, did not go too far in saying "_disgrazia grande per chi si trova la sua felicità nelle date_."

    Donatello, by Lord Balcarres

  • * Format user date for the Upcoming Birthday Mod function format_dateucb ($date, $format = false) $lang_dates = $this-lang [ 'datetime'];

    phpBB.com

  • Submission of the registration for saves the date into a mysql table (date field) the following way: $date = date ( "Y-m-d");

    Digital Point Forums

  • ($year, $month, $date) for the next date, or undef when finished.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • ($year, $month, $date) for the next date, or undef when finished.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • $sql = ( "INSERT INTO $db_bvis SET id = '', bid = '$getid', ip = '$_SERVER [REMOTE_ADDR]', date = '$date', browser = '$browser'");

    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • * % date% - The date the item was published or, if not available, the current date.

    Digital Point Forums

  • $sql = ( "INSERT INTO $db_bvis SET id = '', bid = '$getid', ip = '$_SERVER [REMOTE_ADDR]', date = '$date', browser = '$browser'");

    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • $date = date ( "F j, Y, g: i a", $topic_last_post_time);

    phpBB.com

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