date1 W1S1 [deıt] n
2 at a later/future date
3 to date
4¦(romantic meeting)¦
5¦(arrangement to meet somebody)¦
[Sense: 1-5; Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: Late Latin data, from the past participle of Latin dare 'to give']
[Sense: 6; Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Greek daktylos 'finger']
1.) ¦(DAY)¦
a particular day of the month or year, especially shown by a number
The date on the letter was 30th August 1962.
What's today's date?
date of
What's the date of the next meeting?
date of birth/birth date
(=the day you were born)
Please write your name, address, and date of birth on the form.
date of publication/issue/delivery etc
You should apply at least 8 weeks before your date of departure.
set/decide on/fix a date
(=choose a particular day for something)
Have you set a date for the wedding?
The closing date (=last day you can do something) for applications is 10th Sept.
2.) at a later/future date
formal at some time in the future
= ↑later
The details will be agreed at a later date.
3.) to date
up to now
The cost of the work to date has been about £150 million.
Her best performance to date was her third place at the World Junior Championships.
a) an occasion when you go out with someone that you like in a romantic way
date with
I've got a date with Andrea tomorrow night.
I felt like a teenager going out on a first date .
b) AmE someone that you have a date with
sb's date
Can I bring my date to the party?
a time arranged to meet someone, especially socially
Let's make a date to come over and visit.
6.) ¦(FRUIT)¦
a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside
→↑closing date,expiry date atexpiry, ↑out-of-date, sell-by date, up-to-date
date 2
date2 W3S3 v
1¦(write date)¦
2¦(find age)¦
5¦(show somebody's age)¦
Phrasal verbs
 date from something
1.) ¦(WRITE DATE)¦ [T]
to write or print the date on something
a newspaper dated November 23, 1963
Make sure you sign and date it at the bottom.
2.) ¦(FIND AGE)¦ [T]
to find out when something old was made or formed
The rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer.
radiocarbon dating
if clothing, art etc dates, it begins to look old-fashioned
His designs are so classic, they've hardly dated at all.
[i]AmE to have a romantic relationship with someone
= ↑go out with
Is he still dating Sarah?
if something that you say, do, or wear dates you, it shows that you are fairly old
Yes, I remember the moon landings - that dates me, doesn't it?
date from [date from sth] phr v
to have existed since a particular time in the past
The church dates from the 13th century.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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