Meaning of DATE in English

~ 1

■ noun

1》 the day of the month or year as specified by a number.

2》 a day or year when a given event occurred or will occur.

↘( ~s ) the years of a person's birth and death or of the beginning and end of a period or event.

↘the period of time to which something belongs.

3》 a social or romantic appointment.

4》 a musical or theatrical performance, especially as part of a tour.

■ verb

1》 establish or ascertain the ~ of.

↘mark with a ~.

↘( ~ from or back to ) have existed since.

2》 [often as adjective ~d ] appear or cause to appear old-fashioned.

3》 informal go on a ~ with.


to ~ until now.


~less adjective


ME: via OFr. from med. L. data , feminine past participle of dare 'give'; from the L. formula used in dating letters, data (epistola) '(letter) given or delivered'.


~ 2

■ noun

1》 a sweet, dark brown, oval fruit with a hard stone, usually eaten dried.

2》 (also ~ palm ) a tall palm tree which bears clusters of ~s, native to western Asia and North Africa. [ Phoenix dactylifera .]


ME: from OFr., via L. from Gk daktulos 'finger' (because of the finger-like shape of its leaves).

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