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date

2 verb
     
Related topics: Chronology
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1

write date

[transitive]TMC to write or print the date on something:
a newspaper dated November 23, 1963
Make sure you sign and date it at the bottom.
2

find age

[transitive] to find out when something old was made or formed:
The rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer.
radiocarbon dating
3

old-fashioned

[intransitive] if clothing, art etc dates, it begins to look old-fashioned:
His designs are so classic, they've hardly dated at all.
dated
4

relationship

[transitive] American English to have a romantic relationship with someone [= go out with]:
Is he still dating Sarah?
5

show somebody's age

[transitive] if something that you say, do, or wear dates you, it shows that you are fairly old:
Yes, I remember the moon landings - that dates me, doesn't it?

date from something

phrasal verb
to have existed since a particular time in the past:
The church dates from the 13th century.

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