WordReference can't find this exact phrase, but click on each word to see its meaning:

date format


We could not find the full phrase you were looking for.
The entry for "date" is displayed below.

Also see:format

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
date1 /deɪt/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  dat•ed, dat•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. time in terms of the month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen:an important date in American history.
  2. the particular day of the month:Is today's date the 7th or the 8th?
  3. the time shown on a letter, document, coin, etc.:a letter bearing the date January 16.
  4. the time or period to which something belongs:can meet again at a later date.
  5. an appointment for a particular time, esp. a social meeting:I took her out on a date. We made a date for next week.
  6. a person with whom one has such an appointment:Can I bring a date to the party?
  7. Show Businessan engagement (of a band, acting group, etc.) to perform;
    booking:the group's next date in Tennessee.

v. 
  1. to belong to a particular period;
    start or exist from: [no obj]:The architecture dates as far back as 1830.[+ from + object]The letter dates from 1873.[+ back + to + object]The custom dates back to the Victorian era.
  2. to go out socially on dates (with): [no object]She's not old enough to be dating.[ + obj]:He's dating his best friend's sister.
  3. [ + obj] to mark or furnish with a date:The word processor dates your document automatically.
  4. [ + obj] to estimate the period or time of:a new method to date archaeological ruins.
  5. [ + obj] to show the age of:Singing those tunes from the 1950's really dates me.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsto date, up to the present time;
    until now:We've seen nothing to date that would change our minds.
  2. Idiomsup to date, in accord with the latest styles, information, or technology:fashion that is always up to date;Our new computers are up to date;the up-to-date office communication systems.

dat•a•ble, date•a•ble, adj. 
dat•er, n. [countable]

date2 /deɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biology, Foodthe oblong, brown, sweet, fleshy fruit of a palm tree growing in hot climates.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
date1  (dāt),USA pronunciation n., v.,  dat•ed, dat•ing. 
n. 
  1. a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen:July 4, 1776 was the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  2. the day of the month:Is today's date the 7th or the 8th?
  3. an inscription on a writing, coin, etc., that shows the time, or time and place, of writing, casting, delivery, etc.:a letter bearing the date January 16.
  4. the time or period to which any event or thing belongs;
    period in general:at a late date.
  5. the time during which anything lasts;
    duration:The pity is that childhood has so short a date.
  6. an appointment for a particular time:They have a date with their accountant at ten o'clock.
  7. a social appointment, engagement, or occasion arranged beforehand with another person:to go out on a date on Saturday night.
  8. a person with whom one has such a social appointment or engagement:Can I bring a date to the party?
  9. an engagement for an entertainer to perform.
  10. dates, the birth and death dates, usually in years, of a person:Dante's dates are 1265 to 1321.
  11. Idiomsto date, up to the present time;
    until now:This is his best book to date.
  12. Idiomsup to date, in agreement with or inclusive of the latest information;
    modern:Bring us up to date on the news.

v.i. 
  1. to have or bear a date:The letter dates from 1873.
  2. to belong to a particular period;
    have its origin:That dress dates from the 19th century. The architecture dates as far back as 1830.
  3. to reckon from some point in time:The custom dates from the days when women wore longer skirts.
  4. to go out socially on dates:She dated a lot during high school.

v.t. 
  1. to mark or furnish with a date:Please date the check as of today.
  2. to ascertain or fix the period or point in time of;
    assign a period or point in time to:The archaeologist dated the ruins as belonging to the early Minoan period.
  3. to show the age of;
    show to be old-fashioned.
  4. to make a date with;
    go out on dates with:He's been dating his best friend's sister.
data•ble, datea•ble, adj. 
data•ble•ness, datea•ble•ness, n. 
dater, n. 
  • Late Latin data, noun, nominal use of data (feminine of datus, past participle of dare to give), from the phrase data (Romae) written, given (at Rome); (verb, verbal) Middle English daten to sign or date a document, derivative of the noun, nominal
  • Middle French
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English 1275–1325

date2  (dāt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biology, Foodthe oblong, fleshy fruit of the date palm, a staple food in northern Africa, Arabia, etc., and an important export.
  • Latin dactylus; see dactyl
  • Medieval Latin datil(l)us (Old Provencal, Catalan, Spanish datil)
  • Anglo-French; Old French dade, date
  • Middle English 1250–1300


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

date /deɪt/ n
  1. a specified day of the month: today's date is October 27
  2. the particular day or year of an event: the date of the Norman Conquest was 1066
  3. an inscription on a coin, letter, etc, stating when it was made or written
  4. an appointment for a particular time, esp with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached: she has a dinner date
  5. the person with whom the appointment is made
vb
  1. (transitive) to mark (a letter, coin, etc) with the day, month, or year
  2. (transitive) to assign a date of occurrence or creation to
  3. (intr; followed by from or back to) to have originated (at a specified time): his decline dates from last summer
  4. (transitive) to reveal the age of: that dress dates her
  5. to make or become old-fashioned: some good films hardly date at all
  6. informal chiefly US Canadian to be a boyfriend or girlfriend of (someone of the opposite sex)
  7. to accompany (a member of the opposite sex) on a date
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Latin dare to give, as in the phrase epistula data Romae letter handed over at Rome

ˈdatable, ˈdateable adj USAGE
year

date /deɪt/ n
  1. the fruit of the date palm, having sweet edible flesh and a single large woody seed
  2. short for date palm
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French, from Latin, from Greek daktulos finger



Advertisements

Word of the day: Intermediate+ entertain

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.