date1 [ deıt ] noun ***
1. ) count the name and number of a particular day or year:
The date on the report is October 24, 1998.
today's date: What's today's date? The 25th.
a ) count a particular day, month, or year when something happens:
I made a note of the date and time of his arrival.
date of: The precise date of the book's publication is not yet known.
set/fix a date (=choose it): Should we set a date for the next meeting?
b ) singular a time in the past or future:
at a later/future date: The exact details of the plan will be worked out at a later date.
at an earlier date: Johnson had agreed at an earlier date to take on the role of chairman.
2. ) count an arrangement to meet someone you are having or starting a sexual or romantic relationship with:
have a date (with someone): I have a date with one of the guys from my class tonight.
go (out) on a date (with someone): Phil called me last night, and we're going on a date this evening.
a ) someone you have arranged to meet as part of a sexual or romantic relationship:
So come on, tell us, who's your date this evening?
b ) make a date (with someone) to arrange to meet someone on a particular day
3. ) count a sweet brown sticky fruit with a hard narrow seed inside that grows on PALM trees
to date FORMAL
until now:
There have been no reports of the animal being seen to date.
date 2 [ deıt ] verb ***
▸ 1 have relationship with someone
▸ 2 write date on something
▸ 3 discover how old something is
▸ 4 seem no longer modern
▸ 5 show you are getting old
1. ) intransitive or transitive if you and another person are dating, or if you are dating someone, the two of you are having a sexual or romantic relationship with each other:
They've been dating for over six months now.
At college he had dated a medical student from Kansas.
2. ) transitive to write the date on something:
The letter was dated February 23.
3. ) transitive to discover exactly how old something is or when it was made by examining it carefully or making scientific tests:
The paintings have not been accurately dated yet.
4. ) intransitive to seem no longer modern or fashionable:
a style of building that has hardly dated at all
5. ) transitive to prove that you are starting to get old or are older than the people you are talking to:
I suppose that attitude really dates me!
,date `back to phrasal verb transitive
date back to something to be made or begun at a particular time in the past:
a large collection of records dating back to the 1950s
`date from phrasal verb transitive
date from something to be made at a particular time in the past:
These sculptures must date from the middle of the 7th century.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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