Sense: 1-5
Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin data, from the past participle of Latin dare 'to give'
Sense: 6
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Greek daktylos 'finger'


1 noun
date1 S1 W1 [countable]


TMC 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?
date of
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 a later/future date

formal at some time in the future [= later]:
The details will be agreed at a later date.

to 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.

romantic meeting

a) an occasion when you go out with someone that you like in a romantic way
date with
I've got a date with Andrea tomorrow night.
I felt like a teenager going out on a first date.
blind date
b) American English someone that you have a date with
somebody's date
Can I bring my date to the party?

arrangement to meet somebody

a time arranged to meet someone, especially socially:
Let's make a date to come over and visit.


HBPDFDF a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside

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