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[ deyt ]
/ deɪt /
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noun
verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
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Idioms about date

    to date, up to the present time; until now: This is his best book to date.
    up to date. See entry at up-to-date.

Origin of date

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First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English noun from Middle French, from 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)”; Middle English verb daten “to sign or date a document,” derivative of the noun

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Other definitions for date (2 of 2)

date2
[ 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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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French dade, date, from Medieval Latin datil(l)us, from Latin dactylus, from Greek dáktylos, from a Semitic language (and unrelated to Greek dáktylos “finger; dactyl)
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British Dictionary definitions for date (1 of 2)

date1
/ (deɪt) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of date

datable 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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British Dictionary definitions for date (2 of 2)

date2
/ (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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