dates, dating, dated
1) N-COUNT A date is a specific time that can be named, for example a particular day or a particular year.

What's the date today?...

You will need to give the dates you wish to stay and the number of rooms you require.

2) VERB If you date something, you give or discover the date when it was made or when it began.

[V n] You cannot date the carving and it is difficult to date the stone itself...

[V n] I think we can date the decline of Western Civilization quite precisely...

[V n to n] Archaeologists have dated the fort to the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius.

3) VERB When you date something such as a letter or a cheque, you write that day's date on it.

[V n] Once the decision is reached, he can date and sign the sheet...

[V-ed] The letter is dated 2 July 1993.

4) N-SING: with supp, at N If you want to refer to an event without saying exactly when it will happen or when it happened, you can say that it will happen or happened at some date in the future or past.

Retain copies of all correspondence, since you may need them at a later date...

He did leave open the possibility of direct American aid at some unspecified date in the future...

At some date in the 1990s British oil production will probably tail off.

5) PHRASE: PHR with cl To date means up until the present time.

`Dottie' is by far his best novel to date...

She is without question the craziest person I've met to date...

To date we have spent eight thousand pounds between us.

so far
6) VERB If something dates, it goes out of fashion and becomes unacceptable to modern tastes.

Blue and white is the classic colour combination for bathrooms. It always looks smart and will never date...

This album has hardly dated at all.

7) VERB If your ideas, what you say, or the things that you like or can remember date you, they show that you are quite old or older than the people you are with.

[V n] It's going to date me now. I attended that school in nineteen-sixty-nine to nineteen-seventy-two.

8) N-COUNT A date is an appointment to meet someone or go out with them, especially someone with whom you are having, or may soon have, a romantic relationship.

I have a date with Bob...

He had made a date with a girl he had met the day before...

I think we should make a date to go and see Gwendolen soon.

9) N-COUNT: usu poss N If you have a date with someone with whom you are having, or may soon have, a romantic relationship, you can refer to that person as your date.

He lied to Essie, saying his date was one of the girls in the show.

10) V-RECIP If you are dating someone, you go out with them regularly because you are having, or may soon have, a romantic relationship with them. You can also say that two people are dating.

[V n] For a year I dated a woman who was a research assistant...

[pl-n V] They've been dating for three months...

[V (non-recip)] In high school, he did not date very much.

11) N-COUNT A date is a small, dark-brown, sticky fruit with a stone inside. Dates grow on palm trees in hot countries.
12) See also , carbon dating, , out of date, up to date
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