part of speech: noun

definition 1: a particular day or point in time.

  • What is today’s date?

definition 2: an appointment to meet for a social event.

  • We made a date to have dinner.

phrase: out of date


part of speech: verb

inflections: dates, dating, dated

definition 1: to write or print the date on.

  • Date your paper on the top line before you turn it in.

definition 2: to find out the date of.

  • The scientists tried to date the ancient pottery they dug up.

definition 3: to meet with socially at particular times.

  • How long have you been dating her?

definition 4: to be of a particular time.

  • These toy soldiers date from the 1950s.

derivations: datable (dateable) (adj.), dater (n.)


part of speech: noun

definition: the sweet fruit of the date palm tree, which grows in the Middle East.