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NOUN (8)

1. the specified day of the month;
- Example: "what is the date today?"
[syn: date, day of the month]

2. a participant in a date;
- Example: "his date never stopped talking"
[syn: date, escort]

3. a meeting arranged in advance;
- Example: "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
[syn: date, appointment, engagement]

4. a particular but unspecified point in time;
- Example: "they hoped to get together at an early date"
[syn: date, particular date]

5. the present;
- Example: "they are up to date"
- Example: "we haven't heard from them to date"

6. the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred;
- Example: "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"

7. a particular day specified as the time something happens;
- Example: "the date of the election is set by law"

8. sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed;


VERB (5)

1. go on a date with;
- Example: "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"

2. stamp with a date;
- Example: "The package is dated November 24"
[syn: date, date stamp]

3. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;
- Example: "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

4. date regularly; have a steady relationship with;
- Example: "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"
- Example: "He is dating his former wife again!"
[syn: go steady, go out, date, see]

5. provide with a dateline; mark with a date;
- Example: "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Date \Date\, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself. [1913 Webster] Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome, and inclosing a hard kernel. [1913 Webster] Date palm, or Date tree (Bot.), the genus of palms which bear dates, of which common species is Ph[oe]nix dactylifera. See Illust. Date plum (Bot.), the fruit of several species of Diospyros, including the American and Japanese persimmons, and the European lotus (Diospyros Lotus). Date shell, or Date fish (Zool.), a bivalve shell, or its inhabitant, of the genus Pholas, and allied genera. See Pholas. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Date \Date\, v. i. To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from. [1913 Webster] The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Date \Date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dating.] [Cf. F. dater. See 2d Date.] 1. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter. [1913 Webster] 2. To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids. [1913 Webster] Note: We may say dated at or from a place. [1913 Webster] The letter is dated at Philadephia. --G. T. Curtis. [1913 Webster] You will be suprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois. --Addison. [1913 Webster] In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Date \Date\, n. [F. date, LL. data, fr. L. datus given, p. p. of dare to give; akin to Gr. ?, OSlaw. dati, Skr. d[=a]. Cf. Datum, Dose, Dato, Die.] 1. 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; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc. [1913 Webster] And bonds without a date, they say, are void. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle. [1913 Webster] He at once, Down the long series of eventful time, So fixed the dates of being, so disposed To every living soul of every kind The field of motion, and the hour of rest. --Akenside. [1913 Webster] 3. Assigned end; conclusion. [R.] [1913 Webster] What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. Given or assigned length of life; dyration. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Good luck prolonged hath thy date. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Through his life's whole date. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] To bear date, to have the date named on the face of it; -- said of a writing. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

date n 1: the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?" [syn: date, day of the month] 2: a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking" [syn: date, escort] 3: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date" [syn: date, appointment, engagement] 4: a particular but unspecified point in time; "they hoped to get together at an early date" [syn: date, particular date] 5: the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date" 6: 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" 7: a particular day specified as the time something happens; "the date of the election is set by law" 8: sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed v 1: go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart" 2: stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24" [syn: date, date stamp] 3: assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings" 4: date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!" [syn: go steady, go out, date, see] 5: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

197 Moby Thesaurus words for "date": International Date Line, Platonic year, accompany, aeon, age, ancient, annus magnus, antedate, antiquate, antiquated, appointment, archaic, arrangement, assemble, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, backdate, ball, be dated, bear date, beau, become extinct, become obsolete, blind date, booking, borscht circuit, boy, boyfriend, brawl, bunch, bunch up, captive, catch, caucus, circuit, clot, cluster, collect, colloquium, come together, commission, committee, companion, conclave, concourse, congregate, congregation, congress, conquest, contemporary, conventicle, convention, converge, convocation, copulate, coquette, council, couple, court, crowd, current, cycle, cycle of indiction, dance, date at, date line, date-stamp, dated, dateline, datemark, day, diet, double date, eisteddfod, engagement, engagement book, entertain, epoch, era, escort, fade, fashionable, festivity, fete, fixture, flirt, flock together, flow together, forgather, forgathering, forum, fossilize, friend, fuse, fust, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, gathering, generation, get-together, girl, great year, grow old, herd together, hive, honey, horde, housewarming, huddle, indiction, interview, latest, league, levee, link, lose currency, lover, make a date, man, mass, meet, meeting, merge, mill, modern, molder, muster, obsolesce, obsolescent, obsolete, old, old hat, old-fashioned, out of date, outdate, outmoded, panel, party, passe, period, perish, phase, playing engagement, plenum, point of time, postdate, predate, prom, quorum, rally, rally around, reception, rendezvous, run, rust, seance, season, see, seethe, session, set the date, shindig, sit-in, sitting, soiree, stage, stand, steady, stream, superannuate, surge, swain, swarm, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, symposium, synod, take out, throng, time, tour, trendy, tryst, turnout, unite, update, vamp, vampire, vaudeville circuit, woman, woo, year
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

date A string unique to a time duration of 24 hours between 2 successive midnights defined by the local time zone. The specific representation of a date will depend on which calendar convention is in force; e.g., Gregorian, Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew etc. as well as local ordering conventions such as UK: day/month/year, US: month/day/year. Inputting and outputting dates on computers is greatly complicated by these localisation issues which is why they tend to operate on dates internally in some unified form such as seconds past midnight at the start of the first of January 1970. Many software and hardware representations of dates allow only two digits for the year, leading to the year 2000 problem. Unix manual page: date(1), ctime(3). (1997-07-11)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Date the fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera. This was a common tree in Palestine (Joel 1:12; Neh. 8:15). Palm branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and especially at the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40; Neh. 8:15).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DATE. The designation or indication in an instrument of writing, of the time, and usually of the time and place, when and where it was made. When the place is mentioned in the date of a deed, the law intends, unless the contrary appears, that it was executed at the place of the date. Plowd. 7 b., 31 H. VI. This word is derived from the Latin datum, because when deeds and agreements were written in that language, immediately before the day, month and year in which they were made, was set down, it was usual to put the word datum, given. 2. All writings ought to bear a date, and in some it is indispensable in order to make them valid, as in policies of insurance; but the date in these instruments is not inserted in the body of the writing because as each subscription makes a separate contract, each underwriter sets down the day, month and year he makes his subscription. Marsh. Ins. 336. 3. Deeds, and other writings, when the date is an impossible one, take effect from the time of deliver; the presumption of law is, that the deed was dated on the day it bears date, unless, as just mentioned, the time is impossible; for example, the 32d day of January. 4. The proper way of dating, is to put the day, month, and year of our Lord; the hour need not be mentioned, unless specially required; an instance of which may be taken from the Pennsylvania Act of the 16th June, 1836, sect. 40, which requires the sheriff, on receiving a writ of fieri facias, or other writ of execution, to endorse thereon the day of the month, the year, and the hour of the day whereon he received the same. 5. In public documents, it is usual to give not only the day, the month, and the year of our Lord, but also the year of the United States, when issued by authority of the general government; or of the commonwealth, when issued under its authority. Vide, generally, Bac. Ab. Obligations, C; Com. Dig, Fait, B 3; Cruise, Dig. tit, 32, c. 20, s. 1-6; 1 Burr. 60; 2 Rol. Ab. 27, 1. 22; 13 Vin. Ab. 34; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. See Almanac.