Meaning of DATE in English


Function: 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>


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)

– to date : up to the present moment

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.