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.
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.
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'.
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).