[ deyt-lis ]
See synonyms for dateless on
  1. without a date; undated.

  2. endless; limitless.

  1. so old as to be undatable: a dateless rock formation.

  2. of permanent interest regardless of age: a dateless work of art.

  3. having no social engagement.

Origin of dateless

First recorded in 1585–95; date1 + -less

Words Nearby dateless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dateless in a sentence

  • When travel and business made it suddenly impossible for both men to be in town themselves, she was rendered dateless.

    Don't Be My Valentine | Tracy Quan | February 11, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Mrs. Owen had herself offered confirmation by placing the delivery of the dateless letter five years earlier.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • Young Moorish girl, thy final hour is here, Cast off thy heresies and save thy soul From dateless pain.

    Mosada | William Butler Yeats
  • Its position on the mace and sceptre is, therefore, a symbolic emblem of dateless antiquity.

    Edinburgh | Rosaline Masson
  • A fine thing incomparably said instantly becomes familiar, and has henceforth a sort of dateless excellence.

    Ponkapog Papers | Thomas Bailey Aldrich

British Dictionary definitions for dateless


/ (ˈdeɪtlɪs) /

  1. likely to remain fashionable, relevant, or interesting regardless of age; timeless

  2. having no date or limit

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