Retrieved June 16th, , from http: We made a nice cake from dates. There were a few dates planted around the house. Noun plural dates That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc. The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle.
We had to change the dates of the festival because of the flooding. A point in time You may need that at a later date. George Chapman translat , Homer auth , The Odysseys of Homer, Volume 1, Book IV, lines —5, As now Saturnius, through his life's whole date, Hath Nestor's bliss raised to as steep a state, Both in his age to keep in peace his house, And to have children wise and valorous.
A pre-arranged social meeting. I arranged a date with my Australian business partners. A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion. I brought Melinda to the wedding as my date. A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
We really hit it off on the first date, so we decided to meet the week after. We slept together on the first date.
The cinema is a popular place to take someone on a date. Verb third-person singular simple present dates, present participle dating, simple past and past participle dated To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution. To determine the age of something. To have a steady relationship with, to be romantically involved with. This show hasn't dated well. Usage notes To note the time of writing one may say dated at or from a place. Compare datum , dose , Dato , and Die.