date n 1: the specified day of the month; "what is the date today? date of birth/birth date (=the day you were born) --Please write your name, address, and date of birth on the form.
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 [h A124]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) Am E someone that you have a date with sb'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6 FRUIT: a sweet sticky brown fruit with a long hard seed inside closing date, expiry date at expiry(2), out-of-date, sell-by date, up-to-datedate 2 W3S3 v ---------- 1 write date: 2 find age: 3 old-fashioned: 4 relationship: 5 show somebody's age: Phrasal verbs date from something ---------- 1 WRITE DATE: [T] 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: [T] to find out when something old was made or formed --The rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer. You will be suprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois. In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them.
--radiocarbon dating 3 OLD-FASHIONED: [I] 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: [T] Am E to have a romantic relationship with someone go out with --Is he still dating Sarah?