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[uhp-tuh-deyt] /ˈʌp təˈdeɪt/
(of persons, buildings, etc.) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.
in accordance with the latest or newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles, etc.; modern.
extending to the present time; current; including the latest information or facts:
an up-to-date report.
Origin of up-to-date
First recorded in 1865-70
Related forms
up-to-dately, adverb
up-to-dateness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • up-to-date, trade dope for the expert and ALL electrical workers.

  • "We must make 'The Mercury' a go-ahead, up-to-date paper," said Cairns.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • Skippy's reply is not to be found even in the most up-to-date dictionaries.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • Most of the heroines in up-to-date fiction are gray-eyed maidens.

    Cupology Clara
  • up-to-date she had a hundred and thirty-two books, of the "Everyman" and "World's Classics" series.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for up-to-date


  1. modern, current, or fashionable: an up-to-date magazine
  2. (predicative): the magazine is up to date
Derived Forms
up-to-dately, adverb
up-to-dateness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for up-to-date

1868, "right to the present time," from phrase up to date, probably originally from bookkeeping. Meaning "having the latest facts" is recorded from 1889; that of "having current styles and tastes" is from 1891.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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