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Date vs. Dating

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Datenoun

The fruit of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft, sweet pulp and enclosing a hard kernel.

‘We made a nice cake from dates.’;

Datingnoun

A form of romantic courtship typically between two individuals with the aim of assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse.

Datenoun

The date palm.

‘There were a few dates planted around the house.’;

Datingnoun

An estimation of the age of an artifact, biological vestige, linguistic usage, etc.

Datenoun

The addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (especially the day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, executed, or made.

‘the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin, etc.’; ‘US date : 05/24/08 = Tuesday, May 24th, 2008. UK date : 24/05/08 = Tuesday 24th May 2008.’;

Datingnoun

The setting of a date on which an event or transaction is to take place or take effect.

Datenoun

A specific day in time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time.

‘the date for pleading’; ‘The start date for the festival is September 2.’; ‘Do you know the date of the wedding?’; ‘We had to change the dates of the festival because of the flooding.’;

Datingnoun

use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

Datenoun

A point in time.

‘You may need that at a later date.’;

Dating

Dating is a stage of romantic relationships practised in Western societies whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a future intimate relationship. It represents a form of courtship, consisting of social activities carried out by the couple, either alone or with others.

Datenoun

(rare) Assigned end; conclusion.

Datenoun

(obsolete) Given or assigned length of life; duration.

Datenoun

A pre-arranged meeting.

‘I arranged a date with my Australian business partners.’;

Datenoun

One's companion for social activities or occasions.

‘I brought Melinda to the wedding as my date.’;

Datenoun

A romantic meeting or outing 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.’;

Dateverb

(transitive) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution.

‘to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter’;

Dateverb

(transitive) To note or fix the time of (an event); to give the date of.

Dateverb

(transitive) To determine the age of something.

‘to date the building of the pyramids’;

Dateverb

(transitive) To take (someone) on a date, or a series of dates.

Dateverb

To have a steady relationship with; to be romantically involved with.

Dateverb

To have a steady relationship with each other; to be romantically involved with each other.

Dateverb

(intransitive) To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.

‘This show hasn't dated well.’;

Dateverb

To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.

Datenoun

The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.

Datenoun

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.

‘And bonds without a date, they say, are void.’;

Datenoun

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.

‘He at once,Down the long series of eventful time,So fixed the dates of being, so disposedTo every living soul of every kindThe field of motion, and the hour of rest.’;

Datenoun

Assigned end; conclusion.

‘What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date.’;

Datenoun

Given or assigned length of life; dyration.

‘Good luck prolonged hath thy date.’; ‘Through his life's whole date.’;

Dateverb

To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.

Dateverb

To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.

‘The letter is dated at Philadephia.’; ‘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.’;

Dateverb

To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; - with from.

‘The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms.’;

Datenoun

the specified day of the month;

‘what is the date today?’;

Datenoun

a particular day specified as the time something will happen;

‘the date of the election is set by law’;

Datenoun

a meeting arranged in advance;

‘she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date’;

Datenoun

a particular but unspecified point in time;

‘they hoped to get together at an early date’;

Datenoun

the present;

‘they are up to date’; ‘we haven't heard from them to date’;

Datenoun

a participant in a date;

‘his date never stopped talking’;

Datenoun

the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred;

‘he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class’;

Datenoun

sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed

Dateverb

go on a date with;

‘Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart’;

Dateverb

stamp with a date;

‘The package is dated November 24’;

Dateverb

assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;

‘Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings’;

Dateverb

date regularly; have a steady relationship with;

‘Did you know that she is seeing an older man?’; ‘He is dating his former wife again!’;

Dateverb

provide with a dateline; mark with a date;

‘She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated’;

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