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Date appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To get a date, pat a pet a date got.
  • Net foxes, to get a date, got sex often.
  • One met a democrat star: come date me, no?
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Usage statistics for the noun date:

spoken English33.92%written English66.08% conversational speech32.22%task-oriented speech67.78% imaginative writing16.79%informational writing83.21%
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Date is sometimes a misspelling of dart.

The word date is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun date

What does date mean as a name of something?

Date is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: dates

  1. the specified day of the month
  2. a participant in a date
  3. a meeting arranged in advance
  4. the present
    • examples: they are up to date | we haven't heard from them to date
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: nowadays / present = the period of time that is happening now
  5. the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred
    • example: he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: calendar day / civil day = a day reckoned from midnight to midnight; calendar year / civil year = the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar; calendar month / month = one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
    • more specific terms: date of reference / epoch = an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
  6. a particular day specified as the time something happens
    • examples: the date of the election is set by law | we hope to get together at an early date | Mother's Day is always on the same date
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: 24-hour interval / day / mean solar day / solar day / twenty-four hour period / twenty-four hours = time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    • more specific terms:
      • future date = a particular day in the future that is specified as the time something will happen
      • rain date = an alternative date set for some outdoor event in case it rains on the appointed date
      • sell-by date = a date stamped on perishable produce indicating the date by which it should be sold
  7. sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
    • part of: date palm / Phoenix dactylifera = tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit

Alternative definition of the noun date

noun

  1. [context: botany] The fruit of the date palm. This sweet fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp and enclosing a hard kernel.
  2. [context: botany] The date palm itself.
  3. That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the 'date' of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin, etc.
  4. 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. A specific day.
  5. A point in time
  6. [rare] Assigned end; conclusion.
  7. [obsolete] Given or assigned length of life; duration.
  8. A pre-arranged social meeting.
  9. A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
  10. A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.

Definition of the verb date

What does date mean as a doing word?

Date is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: dated | dating | dates

  1. go on a date with
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being, plural] [Verb]Bill and Kathy married
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] [Actor 2]Bill married Kathy

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): court, cuddle, divorce, embrace, hug, kiss, marry, nuzzle, pet.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic term: go out = leave the house to go somewhere
    • more specific word: double-date = go out on a date with a partner and another couple
  2. stamp with a date
  3. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of
    • example: Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: determine / set = fix conclusively or authoritatively
    • more specific words:
  4. date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  5. provide with a dateline; mark with a date
    • example: She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
    • more specific terms:

Places

  1. Date is a city located in northern Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
  2. Date is a city in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Date was established around 1869 and became a city on April 1, 1972.

Music

"DATE" is a musical album of Yasuyuki Okamura.

  • released on (26 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. date: El comando date es un comando existente en sistemas Unix y tipo unix que muestra la hora y la fecha del sistema y el administrador también puede cambiarla.
  2. Date: In metadata, the term date is a representation term used to specify a calendar date in the Gregorian calendar. Many data representation standards such as XML, XML Schema, Web Ontology Language specify that ISO date format ISO 8601 should be used.
  3. DATE: In computing, time and date are commands in DOS, OS/2 and Windows that are used to display and set the current system time and date of the operating system. Both commands are available in command line interpreters such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS and 4NT.
    • also known as Time and date
  4. Date: The year this salary was paid. For teams that pay by the season and for which the season spans two calendar years, enter the second year of the season.
  5. Date: The year of the induction.
  6. The date the presentation was given. This may be slightly different than the date of the speaking event, in that a speaking event may occur over several days. It also allows the date of a speech to be recorded without there being a related speaking event.
  7. Date a.k.a. .date: The ".date" generic top-level domain is a new extension in ICANN's generic top level domain programme on the Internet. It is intended to be used by companies and individuals providing or looking for online dating services. This new gTLD will be also available for other disciplines in the online date industry, such as online matchmaking and niche sites. The generic top-level domain is expected to be launched in 2013-2014.
  8. Date: The year the measurement was taken.
  9. The date the spin-off occurred.
  10. The date the merger took place.
  11. The date for which the circulation number is valid.
  12. The date on which this person carried the Olympic torch for these Olympic Games.
  13. The date that the system had this length.
  14. The date on which this certification was issued.

Phrases with Date

Phrases starting with the word Date:

  1. date bar
  2. date back
  3. date from
  4. date line
  5. date palm
  6. date plum
  7. date rape
  8. date-mark
  9. Date-Rape
  10. date bread
  11. Date Night
  12. date stamp

Phrases ending with the word Date:

  1. No Date
  2. to date
  3. due date
  4. Hot Date
  5. Call Date
  6. rain date
  7. Vest date
  8. blind date

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Date

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Google previewCore Statutes on Company Law 2015-16 (2015)

by Cowan Ervine

the relevant date is the date on which the company entered administration; (ab) if the company is deemed to have passed a resolution for voluntary winding up by virtue of an order following conversion of administration into winding up under ...

Google previewBlackstone's Statutes on Employment Law 2015-2016 (2015)

by Richard Kidner

where the calculation date is the last day of a week, with that week, and (b) otherwise, with the last ...

Google previewWiley Series 10 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank (2014)

The General Securities Sales Supervisor Qualification Examination--General Module by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

DECLARATION DATE The declaration date is the day that the board of directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record. The declaration date is the starting point for the entire dividend process. The company must notify ...

Google previewWiley Series 62 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank (2014)

The Corporate Securities Limited Representative Examination by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

DECLARATION DATE The declaration date is the day that the Board of Directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record. The declaration date is the starting point for the entire dividend process. The company must notify ...

Google previewWiley Series 6 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank (2014)

The Investment Company Products / Variable Contracts Limited Representative Examination by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

DECLARATION DATE The declaration date is the day that the board of directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record. The declaration date is the starting point for the entire dividend process. The company must notify ...

Google previewWiley Series 24 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank (2014)

The General Securities Principal Qualification Examination by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

DECLARATION DATE The declaration date is the day that the board of directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record. The declaration date is the starting point for the entire dividend process. The company must notify ...

Google previewExcluded Parties List System (2009)

Suspended and Debarred Businesses and Individuals Improperly Receive Federal Funds by Gregory D. Kutz

The action date is the date that an exclusion became active. 4 The termination ...

Google previewPension Answer Book 2015e (2014)

by Stephen J. Krass

The annuity starting date is the first day of the first period for which a benefit is payable as an annuity. For benefits payable in any other form, it is the first day on which all events have occurred that entitle the participant to the benefit.

Google previewWiley Series 10 Exam Review 2014 + Test Bank (2013)

The General Securities Sales Supervisor Qualification Examination--General Module by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

The declaration date is the day that the board of directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record.

Google previewWiley Series 65 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank (2014)

The Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination by The Securities Institute of America, Inc.

DECLARATION DATE The declaration date is the day that the board of directors decides to pay a dividend to common stockholders of record. The declaration date is the starting point for the entire dividend process. The company must notify ...

Google previewThe Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Guide (2000)

by Julian Walmsley

A month-end date is the last day of a month on which banks are open for business...

Google previewJ.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 (2010)

For Preparing Your 2010 Tax Return by J.K. Lasser Institute

during that year, your residency termination date is the last day you are present in the U.S., provided that: (1) after ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

Date of commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs ....... ............... 572 Date of completion of last previous pregnancy ....................................... .............................. 574 Date of coronary artery bypass graft .

Google previewThe Dictionary of Derivatives (1995)

by Andrew Inglis-Taylor

based on the period from the specified basis date to the business day preceding the expiry date. Trading parameters. On negotiation: initial and final values of the contract, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

The term rapedoes continue tobe used, especially with distincttypesof sexual assault, such as“date rape,” torefer to any sexual victimization. Despite this, rape definitions vary widely among state legal statutes. The federal government's ...

Google previewThe Relational Database Dictionary (2006)

A Comprehensive Glossary of Relational Terms and Concepts, with Illustrative Examples by C.J. Date

Date. logic in this dictionary should be taken as referring to that logic specifically, except where the context demands otherwise. 10. Continuing from ...

Google previewThe Relational Database Dictionary, Extended Edition (2008)

by Christopher Date

Christopher Date...

Date and Hugh Darwen (Addison-Wesley, 2006).

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Usage statistics about date

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun date:

spoken English33.92%written English66.08% conversational speech32.22%task-oriented speech67.78% imaginative writing16.79%informational writing83.21%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun date:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb date:

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Quotes about Date

I'm a fabulous date, I make sure I look good, I like hearing what a guy has to say and I make sure the evening is a real laugh. I like to laugh. On going out on a date. (Eva Longoria)
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Scrabble value of D2A1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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