IPA: dˈeɪt


  • The fruit of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft, sweet pulp and enclosing a hard kernel.
  • The date palm.
  • The addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (especially the day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, executed, or made.
  • A specific day in time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time.
  • A point in time.
  • (rare) Assigned end; conclusion.
  • (obsolete) Given or assigned length of life; duration.
  • A pre-arranged meeting.
  • One's companion for social activities or occasions.
  • A romantic meeting or outing with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
  • A surname.
  • A ghost town in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States.


  • (transitive) To note the time or place of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.
  • (transitive) To note or fix the time of (an event); to give the date of.
  • (transitive) To determine the age of something.
  • (transitive) To take (someone) on a date, or a series of dates.
  • (transitive, by extension) To have a steady relationship with; to be romantically involved with.
  • (reciprocal, by extension) To have a steady relationship with each other; to be romantically involved with each other.
  • (transitive, intransitive) To make or become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.
  • (intransitive, with from) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.

Examples of "date" in Sentences

  • Take the solstice date the shortest day of the year.
  • You can then deduce the day of the week, or the date.
  • The celebration of the Day of the Candles dates to 1854.
  • The date was chosen to stifle the agitation of Labor Day.
  • For the current year the date falls on Friday of the week.
  • People remember the date as a day of infamy and liberation.
  • Also, the month of the date of the match could be abbreviated.
  • If the name of the month has a period in it, it fails to parse the date.
  • The date is concluded by a glyph stating the day and month of the Haab year.
  • The basis of the list is the inclusive number of years and days between dates.

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