1 /deIt/ noun (C)
1 the numbers or words you use to talk about a particular day, month, and year: The date on the letter was the 30th August 1962. | date of birth (=the day you were born): Please write your name, address, and date of birth on the form.
2 a particular day: a date for the next meeting | set a date (=choose a particular date): Have you set a date for the wedding?
3 at a later date formal at some time in the future: We'll deal with this problem at a later date.
4 to date up to now: To date there has been no improvement in his condition.
a) an occasion when you arrange to meet someone that you like in a romantic way: Do you have a date tonight? | go (out) on a date: “So, what did he say?” “Well, we're going on a date Friday night.”
—see also: blind date
b) AmE someone that you have a date with: Can I bring my date to the party?
6 make a date to agree on a time to meet someone socially: Let's make a date to go and see `Arcadia' one day next week.
7 a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside
—see also: closing date, expiry date expiry (2), sell­by date, out­of­date, up­to­date 2 verb
1 (T) to write or print the date on something: a newspaper dated November 23, 1963
2 (T) to find out when something old such as a book, painting, building etc was made: The rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer.
3 (I) if clothing, art etc dates, it looks old-fashioned: His designs are so successful, they've hardly dated at all.
4 (T) AmE to have a romantic relationship with someone: be dating sb: Is he still dating Sarah?
5 (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 also date back to phrasal verb (I) to have existed since a particular time in the past: This church dates from the 13th century.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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