|Origin:||Late Latin data, from the past participle of Latin dare 'to give'|
|Origin:||Greek daktylos 'finger'|
date1 S1 W1 [countable]
a particular day of the month or year, especially shown by a number:
The date on the letter was 30th August 1962.
What's today's date?
What's the date of the next meeting?
date of birth/birth date (=the day you were born)
Please write your name, address, and date of birth on the form.
date of publication/issue/delivery etc
You should apply at least 8 weeks before your date of departure.
set/decide on/fix a date (=choose a particular day for something)
Have you set a date for the wedding?
The closing date (=last day you can do something) for applications is 10th Sept.
at some time in the future [= later]:
The details will be agreed at a later date.
up to now:
The cost of the work to date has been about £150 million.
Her best performance to date was her third place at the World Junior Championships.
an occasion when you go out with someone that you like in a romantic way ➔ blind date
I've got a date with Andrea tomorrow night.
I felt like a teenager going out on a first date.
b) American English
someone that you have a date with
Can I bring my date to the party?
a time arranged to meet someone, especially socially:
arrangement to meet somebody
Let's make a date to come over and visit.
a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside