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Etymology 1

From French datte, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dactylus, from Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (finger) (from the resemblance of the date to a human finger), probably from a Semitic source such as Arabic دقل (dáqal), variety of date palm) or Hebrew דֶּקֶל (deqel), date palm).

Noun

Singular
date

Plural
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date ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The date palm itself.
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Etymology 2

From French date, Late Latin data, from Latin datus given, past participle of dare to give; akin to Greek, Old Slavonic dati, Sanskrit . Compare datum, dose, Dato, Die

Noun

Singular
date

Plural
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date ({{{1}}})
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Mark Akenside,
      He at once, Down the long series of eventful time, So fixed the dates of being, so disposed To every living soul of every kind The field of motion, and the hour of rest.
  3. A point in time, as in You may need that at a later date.
  4. (rare) Assigned end; conclusion.
  5. (obsolete) Given or assigned length of life; duration.
  6. A pre-arranged social meeting.
  7. A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
  8. A meeting with a lover or potential lover, or the person so met.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) anus.
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Verb

Infinitive
to date

Third person singular
dat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to date (third-person singular simple present dat, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) 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
  2. (transitive) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids
    Note: We may say dated at or from a place.
    Quotations
    The letter is dated at Philadephia. - G. T. Curtis
    You will be surprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois. - Addison
    In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them. - M. Arnold
  3. (transitive) To determine the age of something
  4. (transitive) To take (someone) on a series of dates
  5. (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.
  6. (intransitive) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from
    The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms. - E. Everett
Translations

Aromanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rup:Template:lang:la derivations]] decem

Numeral

date

  1. (cardinal) ten

French

Pronunciation

Noun

date f. (plural dates)

  1. date (point in time)

Italian

Noun

date f.

  1. Plural form of data.

Verb

date

  1. second person plural present tense of dare
  2. second person plural imperative of dare
  3. feminine plural of dato, past participle of dare

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