date

1
[ deyt ]
/ deɪt /

noun

verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.

verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.

Idioms

    to date, up to the present time; until now: This is his best book to date.
    up to date, in agreement with or inclusive of the latest information; modern: Bring us up to date on the news.

Origin of date

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1275–1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin data, noun use of data (feminine of datus, past participle of dare to give), from the phrase data (Romae) written, given (at Rome); (v.) Middle English daten to sign or date a document, derivative of the noun
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Definition for date (2 of 2)

date

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[ deyt ]
/ deɪt /

noun

the oblong, fleshy fruit of the date palm, a staple food in northern Africa, Arabia, etc., and an important export.

Origin of date

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1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French dade, date < Medieval Latin datil(l)us (> Old Provençal, Catalan, Spanish datil) < Latin dactylus; see dactyl
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British Dictionary definitions for date (1 of 2)

date

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/ (deɪt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsdatable or dateable, adjectivedateless, adjective

Word Origin for date

C14: from Old French, from Latin dare to give, as in the phrase epistula data Romae letter handed over at Rome

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See year

British Dictionary definitions for date (2 of 2)

date

2
/ (deɪt) /

noun

the fruit of the date palm, having sweet edible flesh and a single large woody seed
short for date palm

Word Origin for date

C13: from Old French, from Latin, from Greek daktulos finger
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Idioms and Phrases with date

date


In addition to the idiom beginning with date

  • date rape

also see

  • bring up to date
  • double date
  • make a date
  • out of date
  • to date
  • up to date
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