From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdatedate1 /deɪt/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 1 dayTMCTIME THAT IS PLANNED 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? You should apply at least 8 weeks before your date of departure.date for Have you set a date for the wedding yet?2 → at a later/future date3 → to date4 romantic meeting a) MEETan occasion when you go out with someone that you like in a romantic waydate 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 EnglishRELATIONSHIP someone that you have a date withsomebody’s date Can I bring my date to the party?5 arrangement to meet somebody a time arranged to meet someone, especially socially Let’s make a date to come over and visit.6 fruitHBPDFDF a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside → closing date, → expiry date at expiry(2), → out-of-date, sell-by date, up-to-dateCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + datethe exact/precise dateI can’t remember the exact date we moved into this house.the agreed date British English, agreed upon date American English (=one that people have agreed on)The work was not finished by the agreed date.the closing date (=the last day you can officially do something)The closing date for applications is April 30th.the due date (=the date by which something is due to happen)Payment must be made by the due date.the delivery date (=a date on which goods will be delivered)The delivery date should be around 23rd August.the publication date (=the date when something is published)We are aiming at a publication date of mid-November.the departure date (=the date when someone leaves)My departure date was only a few days away.the expiry date British English, expiration date American English (=a date on a product after which it cannot be used)Check the expiry date on your credit card.the sell-by date British English (=a date on a food product after which it should not be sold)Those yoghurts are a week past their sell-by date.verbsdecide on a date (=choose the date when something will happen)Have you decided on a date for the wedding yet?set/fix a date (=decide the date when something will happen)They haven’t set a date for the election yet.phrasestoday’s dateDon’t forget to put today’s date at the top of the letter.somebody’s date of birth (also somebody’s birth date) (=the day and year when someone was born)What’s your date of birth?the date of publication/issue/departure etc formalThe insurance will only cover costs incurred on or after the date of departure.
Examples from the Corpusdate• We need to arrange a date for the next meeting.• Have they set a date for the wedding yet?• A date for his release has not yet been agreed.• It helps if you provide your birth date and Social Security number.• The closing date for entries is 3 March 2001.• It is a difficult date to establish and is not frequently used, although it appears on packaged dry yeast. 4.• We still haven't received notification of the exam date.• Key in your credit card details, including the expiration date of the card.• Are you sure these yoghurts are ok? Have you checked the expiry date?• Was that your first date?• But analysts say such familiar complaints are largely out of date.• You are still entitled to a dividend on the redemption date.• "Snow White" had a December release date to capture the Christmas market.• I later received confirmation of my new job in a letter indicating the start date.• Starting dates, after two exceptionally early seasons, have returned to the more traditional early July point.• The change in market value of certificates held at 31 December is simply the product of applying accrued interest at that date.• In 1941, Roosevelt conceded failure and Congress summoned the courage to codify the date in law.• June 9th is the date of the European elections.• Do you know the date when the house was built?• Give me the dates of the American War of Independence.• "What's the date today?" "September twenty-ninth."• The date on the newspaper is October 12,1966.• Best when aged 3 to 5 years from vintage date.• Could I have your name and your date of birth please?make a date• So if you have yet to try one of these fabled creations, do yourself a favor and make a date.• I make a date with my friend Patrick, a labor historian.• McCready made a date for the Montcalm Hotel at one o'clock.• But remember, the goal of making a date is to spend time together, not necessarily to spend money together.• I was dancing with her and we made a date for the following day outside the Plaza cinema at six o'clock.• We made a date to meet at a New York hotel anyway.• If you make dates with patients, you have to expect everyone to know.• You made a date with her for half seven the following evening and she was thrilled.