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up-to-date

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

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formsup-to-date·ly, adverbup-to-date·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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

up-to-date

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

adj.

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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