date

date
date1 W1S1 [deıt] n
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1¦(day)¦
2 at a later/future date
3 to date
4¦(romantic meeting)¦
5¦(arrangement to meet somebody)¦
6¦(fruit)¦
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[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.
4.) ¦(ROMANTIC MEETING)¦
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?
5.) ¦(ARRANGEMENT TO MEET SOMEBODY)¦
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→↑closing date,expiry date atexpiry, ↑out-of-date, sell-by date, up-to-date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
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1¦(write date)¦
2¦(find age)¦
3¦(old-fashioned)¦
4¦(relationship)¦
5¦(show somebody's age)¦
Phrasal verbs
 date from something
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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
3.) ¦(OLD-FASHIONED)¦
if clothing, art etc dates, it begins to look old-fashioned
His designs are so classic, they've hardly dated at all.
→↑dated
4.) ¦(RELATIONSHIP)¦ [T]
[i]AmE to have a romantic relationship with someone
= ↑go out with
Is he still dating Sarah?
5.) ¦(SHOW SOMEBODY'S AGE)¦ [T]
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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