Date
Date Date, n. [F. date, LL. data, fr. L. datus given, p. p. of dare to give; akin to Gr. ?, OSlaw. dati, Skr. d[=a]. Cf. {Datum}, Dose, {Dato}, {Die}.] 1. That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc. [1913 Webster]

And bonds without a date, they say, are void. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle. [1913 Webster]

He at once, Down the long series of eventful time, So fixed the dates of being, so disposed To every living soul of every kind The field of motion, and the hour of rest. --Akenside. [1913 Webster]

3. Assigned end; conclusion. [R.] [1913 Webster]

What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. Given or assigned length of life; dyration. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Good luck prolonged hath thy date. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Through his life's whole date. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

{To bear date}, to have the date named on the face of it; -- said of a writing. [1913 Webster]


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