verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
Origin of date1
Related Words for datingregister, determine, mark, see, record, fix, isolate, chronicle, measure, woo, court, attend, escort, obsolesce, archaize, antiquate, carbon-date, obsolete, outdate
Examples from the Web for dating
Contemporary Examples of dating
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
It was hard not to take it as a sign, a personal comment on my own Jewish dating failings.
JSwipe is neither the first nor the most recent Jewish dating app.
And yet we keep devouring the ever-increasing array of Jewish dating apps and sites and Facebook groups--why?
For all that we may wish it to be, “dating” simply is not the dominant romantic culture here.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of dating
Yet there were some things she could remember on the other side, dating also from Corry's Cambridge years.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
This book, dating from 1395, is in the town library of Reims.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
We have now to mention but one more custom, dating from those great days.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
The boy she was currently dating had not called her up for three days.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
A stately dance in triple measure, dating from the 17th century.The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen
- 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
"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.
"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