date
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin dactylus — more at dactyl Date: 14th century 1. the oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera) 2. the tall palm with pinnate leaves that yields the date II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin data, from data (as in data Romae given at Rome), feminine of Latin datus, past participle of dare to give; akin to Latin dos gift, dowry, Greek didonai to give Date: 14th century 1. a. the time at which an event occurs <
the date of his birth
>
b. a statement of the time of execution or making <
the date on the letter
>
2. duration 3. the period of time to which something belongs 4. a. an appointment to meet at a specified time; especially a social engagement between two persons that often has a romantic character b. a person with whom one has a usually romantic date 5. an engagement for a professional performance (as of a dance band) III. verb (dated; dating) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to determine the date of <
date an antique
>
2. to record the date of ; mark with the date 3. a. to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period b. to show up plainly the age of 4. to make or have a date with intransitive verb 1. to reckon chronologically 2. originate <
a friendship dating from college days
>
3. to become dated 4. to go out on usually romantic dates • datable also dateable adjectivedater noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Date — bezeichnet: ein Treffen oder eine Verabredung, bei Verliebten auch Stelldichein Blind Date, ein verabredetes Treffen unter bisher unbekannten Personen in Programmiersprachen häufig einen Datentyp zur Speicherung von Datum und Uhrzeit bei vielen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Date — Date, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the same word as da ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself. [1913 Webster] Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Date — Date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dating}.] [Cf. F. dater. See 2d {Date}.] 1. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Date — Date, v. i. To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; with from. [1913 Webster] The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms. E. Everett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DATE — s. f. Indication du temps et du lieu où une lettre a été écrite, ou un acte a été passé, etc. La date d une lettre, d un contrat, d un arrêt, etc. Mettre la date. Ces deux lettres sont de même date, de la même date. De fraîche date. De nouvelle… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • DATE — n. f. Indication du temps où une lettre a été écrite, où un acte a été passé, etc. La date d’un contrat, d’un arrêt, etc. Mettre la date. Ces deux lettres sont de même date, de la même date. De fraîche date. Il produit une lettre en date de tel… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Date — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Date (homonymie). La date est, au sens usuel, une indication de temps visant à définir un jour unique, généralement du calendrier grégorien. On l’utilise notamment pour repérer, avec l’heure, un évènement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Date — For the use of date on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers). Date or dates may refer to: Common Calendar date, a day on a calendar Date (metadata), a representation term or class associated with a data element date (Unix) …   Wikipedia

  • date — See: DOUBLE DATE, TO DATE …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”