[ uhp-tuh-deyt ]
/ ˈʌp təˈdeɪt /


(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.

Nearby words

  1. up-phase,
  2. up-river,
  3. up-sell,
  4. up-sum,
  5. up-tempo,
  6. up-to-the-minute,
  7. up.,
  8. upalong,
  9. upanishad,
  10. upanishads

Origin of up-to-date

First recorded in 1865–70

Related formsup-to-date·ly, adverbup-to-date·ness, noun

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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper