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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
out of date, up to date
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a specific day or point in time, usu. described by indicating the month, day, and year.
The date of his birth was April 1, 1988.Do you know what happened on this date in history?
similar words:
day, time
definition 2: the time period that surrounds something.
Wooden toys of this date are rare and highly valued.
similar words:
age, day, epoch, era, period, time
definition 3: a scheduled appointment.
I have a date with my son's teacher tomorrow to talk about his falling grades.Let's make a date to have coffee next week.I can't make it tomorrow because I have an important lunch date.
definition 4: an appointment to meet for a social event with a person with whom one has a romantic interest.
I like him, but I haven't gone out on a date with him yet.Are you going to ask her for a date?
similar words:
appointment, assignation, engagement, meeting, rendezvous, tryst
definition 5: a person who accompanies one to a social event, esp. a person of the opposite sex.
Aren't you going to introduce me to your date?Everyone is expected to bring a date to the party.
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phrase: out of date
phrase: up to date
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dated, dates, dating
definition 1: to write or print the date on (a letter or other document).
Date your letter near the top of the page on the right.Don't forget to date your check.
definition 2: to determine the date of (a document, artifact, or the like).
The scientists dated the ancient pieces of pottery using new techniques.
similar words:
definition 3: to have a romantic or potentially romantic social engagement or engagements with.
How long have you been dating her?
similar words:
court, escort, see
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be of a specific time.
This antique clock dates from the 1860s.
similar words:
belong to, come from, originate
definition 2: to lose currency or fashion.
These fashions have dated and are rarely seen now.
definition 3: to have romantic or potentially romantic social engagements.
Two years after his wife died, he slowly began to date again.He thinks his daughter is too young to date.I didn't know you two were dating!
similar words:
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derivations: datable (dateable) (adj.), dater (n.)