What is date?

  • (noun): Sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "date":

  • (noun): A particular but unspecified point in time.
    Example: "They hoped to get together at an early date"
  • (noun): The particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred.
    Example: "He tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"
  • (verb): Provide with a dateline; mark with a date.
    Example: "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"
  • (verb): Assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of.
    Example: "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
  • (noun): A participant in a date.
    Example: "His date never stopped talking"
    Synonyms: escort
  • (noun): The specified day of the month.
    Example: "What is the date today?"
    Synonyms: day of the month
  • (verb): Date regularly; have a steady relationship with.
    Example: "He is dating his former wife again!"
    Synonyms: go steady, go out, see
  • (noun): A particular day specified as the time something will happen.
    Example: "The date of the election is set by law"
  • (noun): The present.
    Example: "They are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"
  • (verb): Go on a date with.
    Example: "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
  • (noun): A meeting arranged in advance.
    Example: "She asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
    Synonyms: appointment, engagement

Famous quotes containing the word date:

    We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to- date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. Only out of radical skepsis, out of moral chaos, can the Absolute spring, the anointed Terror of which the time has need.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    A preschool child does not emerge from your toddler on a given date or birthday. He becomes a child when he ceases to be a wayward, confusing, unpredictable and often balky person-in-the- making, and becomes a comparatively cooperative, eager-and-easy-to-please real human being—at least 60 per cent of the time.
    Penelope Leach (20th century)

    Until I was twenty-five, I had no development at all. From my twenty-fifth year I date my life. Three weeks have scarcely passed, at any time between then and now, that I have not unfolded within myself. But I feel that I am now come to the inmost leaf of the bulb, and that shortly the flower must fall to the mould.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)