(of persons, buildings, etc.) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.
in accordance with the latest or newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles, etc.; modern.
extending to the present time; current; including the latest information or facts: an up-to-date report.

Origin of up-to-date

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formsup-to-date·ly, adverbup-to-date·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for up-to-date

Contemporary Examples of up-to-date

Historical Examples of up-to-date

  • But I thought she was the most up-to-date yacht in the world!

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • "You will find this up-to-date in every respect," he was saying.

  • Here, indeed, is an up-to-date hermit, not an antique troglodyte.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • "All you need is a little push and up-to-date methods, Cap'n," he said.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • We're in Scarford now, and Scarford's a progressive, up-to-date place.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for up-to-date



  1. modern, current, or fashionablean up-to-date magazine
  2. (predicative)the magazine is up to date
Derived Formsup-to-dately, adverbup-to-dateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for up-to-date

1868, "right to the present time," from phrase up to date, probably originally from bookkeeping. Meaning "having the latest facts" is recorded from 1889; that of "having current styles and tastes" is from 1891.

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