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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'

date

1 noun
     
Related topics: Food, Plants, Chronology
date1 S1 W1 [countable]
1

day

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.
2

at a later/future date

formal at some time in the future [= later]:
The details will be agreed at a later date.
3

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.
4

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?
5

arrangement to meet somebody

a time arranged to meet someone, especially socially:
Let's make a date to come over and visit.
6

fruit

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

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