|1.||[ noun ] the specified day of the month|
"what is the date today?"
|Related terms:||day maturity birthday D-day|
|2.||[ noun ] a particular day specified as the time something will happen|
"the date of the election is set by law"
|Related terms:||day sell-by_date rain_date|
|3.||[ noun ] a meeting arranged in advance|
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
|Related terms:||meeting tryst blind_date double_date go_steady|
|4.||[ noun ] a particular but unspecified point in time|
"they hoped to get together at an early date"
|5.||[ noun ] the present|
"they are up to date" "we haven't heard from them to date"
|6.||[ noun ] a participant in a date|
"his date never stopped talking"
|Related terms:||companion blind_date|
|7.||[ noun ] the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred|
"he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"
|Related terms:||calendar_month calendar_year calendar_day BC epoch AD|
|8.||[ noun ] (chemistry,botany,food) sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed|
|Related terms:||edible_fruit date_palm|
|9.||[ verb ] stamp with a date, as of a postmark|
"The package is dated November 24"
|10.||[ verb ] assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of|
"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
|Related terms:||determine chronologize misdate dating|
|11.||[ verb ] go on a date with|
"Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
|Related terms:||go_out double-date go_steady|
|12.||[ verb ] date regularly; have a steady relationship with|
|Synonyms:||go_out see go_steady|
"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?" "He is dating his former wife again!"
|13.||[ verb ] provide with a dateline; mark with a date|
"She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"
|Related terms:||supply dateline|