verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
- dataflow architecture,
- date boil,
- date line, international,
- date mussel,
- date night,
- date of record
Origin of date1
Origin of date2
Examples from the Web for date
In my four years of college, I know exactly one woman who has asked a man out on a date.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As I sign the forms to be admitted to have surgery the next day, I ask my husband the date.
Just a month from that date, he now no longer believes that to be realistic, and will no longer estimate a timeline for the trial.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also posted the results of the interactions that usually ended in frustration, but on rare successes, began with “DATE!”
That morning, he sat in the windowsill and began his day like every other: reading the Bible passage that coincided with the date.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the first sale is made, the name and address are entered on one of these cards, and the date indicated in the proper column.
For his whole theory of cavalry tactics is based on the realisation that massive formations are now hopelessly out of date.Sir John French|Cecil Chisholm
The later or Domitianic date as given by Irenus seems pretty clearly to be correct.A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ|Archibald Thomas Robertson
We cannot say which alternative the builders would have chosen, and therefore we cannot determine the date of building.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders|T. Eric Peet
The preface to the third edition also bears the date of his birthday.
- an appointment for a particular time, esp with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attachedshe has a dinner date
- the person with whom the appointment is made
- to be a boyfriend or girlfriend of (someone of the opposite sex)
- to accompany (a member of the opposite sex) on a date
Word Origin for date
Word Origin for date
"time," early 14c., from Old French date (13c.) "date, day; time," from Medieval Latin data, noun use of fem. singular of Latin datus "given," past participle of dare "to give, grant, offer," from PIE root *do- "to give" (cf. Sanskrit dadati "gives," danam "offering, present;" Old Persian dadatuv "let him give," Old Church Slavonic dati "give," dani "tribute;" Latin donum "gift;" Greek didomi, didonai, "to give, offer," doron "gift;" Lithuanian duonis "gift," Old Irish dan "gift, endowment, talent," Welsh dawn "gift").
The Roman convention of closing every article of correspondence by writing "given" and the day and month -- meaning perhaps "given to messenger" -- led to data becoming a term for "the time (and place) stated." (a Roman letter would include something along the lines of datum Romae pridie Kalendas Maias -- "given at Rome on the last day of April."
the fruit, late 13c., from Old French date, from Old Provençal datil, from Latin dactylus, from Greek daktylos "date," originally "finger, toe;" so called because of fancied resemblance between oblong fruit of the date palm and human digits. Possibly from a Semitic source (cf. Hebrew deqel, Aramaic diqla, Arabic daqal "date palm") and assimilated to the Greek word for "finger."
"liaison," 1885, gradually evolving from date (n.1) in its general sense of "appointment;" romantic sense by 1890s. Meaning "person one has a date with" is from 1925.
"have a romantic liaison;" 1902, from date (n.3). Related: Dated; dating.
"to mark (a document) with the date," late 14c., from date (n.1). Meaning "to assign to or indicate a date" (of an event) is from c.1400. Meaning "to mark as old-fashioned" is from 1895. Related: Dated; dating.
In addition to the idiom beginning with date
- date rape
- bring up to date
- double date
- make a date
- out of date
- to date
- up to date