- date rape,
- date squares,
- date stamp,
Origin of dated
verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
Origin of date1
Examples from the Web for dated
Ziad and Sabrine dated in secret during their time at university.
“We dated for a couple of years before we decided to do anything musical together,” says Dawn.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession|Oliver Jones|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They dated through high school, then married after graduation.
Louis-Dreyfus made a joke that Cranston looked like a character Elaine had dated on Seinfeld.The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I dated someone for almost three years and we broke up two or three years ago,” Norton confides.
A letter of his to M. de Burigny, dated 6th September 1727, is sweetly optimistic.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century|Charles Bastide
Your despatches, dated February the 6th and 8th, were safely received by us about the middle of April.
To make it short, I fell, and dated her up to meet me down-town the next day and call on the railroad bandits.Gullible's Travels, Etc.|Ring W. Lardner
Probably this formula should not be dated so early as the first, or even the second century.The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets|Eleazar Lord
Across, in the north aisle, the easternmost window in the north wall is a Tree of Jesse, dated 1523.Stained Glass Tours in France|Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
- 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
"old-fashioned," 1900, past participle adjective from date (v.1).
"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.
"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."
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