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dated

[dey-tid] /ˈdeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having or showing a date:
a dated record of all meetings.
2.
out-of-date; old-fashioned:
a nostalgic program of dated songs.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; date1 + -ed3
Related forms
datedly, adverb
datedness, noun
undated, adjective
Synonyms
2. outmoded, passé, unfashionable.

date1

[deyt] /deɪt/
noun
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.
verb (used without object), dated, dating.
11.
to have or bear a date:
The letter dates from 1873.
12.
to belong to a particular period; have its origin:
That dress dates from the 19th century. The architecture dates as far back as 1830.
13.
to reckon from some point in time:
The custom dates from the days when women wore longer skirts.
14.
to go out socially on dates:
She dated a lot during high school.
verb (used with object), dated, dating.
15.
to mark or furnish with a date:
Please date the check as of today.
16.
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.
17.
to show the age of; show to be old-fashioned.
18.
to make a date with; go out on dates with:
He's been dating his best friend's sister.
Idioms
19.
to date, up to the present time; until now:
This is his best book to date.
20.
up to date, in agreement with or inclusive of the latest information; modern:
Bring us up to date on the news.
Origin
1275-1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin data, noun use of data (feminine of datus, past participle of dare to give), from the phrase data (Romae) written, given (at Rome); (v.) Middle English daten to sign or date a document, derivative of the noun
Related forms
datable, dateable, adjective
datableness, dateableness, noun
dater, noun
undatable, adjective
undateable, adjective
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Examples for dated
  • Balance sheets dated any other date will be rejected.
  • Follow her helpful hints to take your kitchen from dated to dazzling.
  • The reality, however, was a charmless room with a dated fireplace covered in brick and hand-painted drywall.
  • Pottery, porcelain and the casting cores of bronzes can be dated by the amount of radiation the piece absorbs.
  • Unfortunately, the grains examined do not carry the sort of isotopes that would allow them to be dated.
  • But this rests on an out-dated impression that poor countries mainly export to rich ones.
  • Normally, longer-dated futures contracts are more expensive than shorter-term ones.
  • The decor was tired and dated, the only amenity was coffee, and there wasn't even a mini fridge to keep a bottle of milk cold.
  • The scientists radiocarbon-dated and otherwise tested fossilized shells in the layered seafloor sediment.
  • It's the oldest genetic proof for malaria in well-dated mummies.
British Dictionary definitions for dated

dated

/ˈdeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
unfashionable; outmoded dated clothes
2.
(of a security) having a fixed date for redemption

date1

/deɪt/
noun
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.
(pl) the years of a person's birth and death or of the beginning and end of an event or period
4.
an inscription on a coin, letter, etc, stating when it was made or written
5.
  1. an appointment for a particular time, esp with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached she has a dinner date
  2. the person with whom the appointment is made
6.
the present moment; now (esp in the phrases to date, up to date)
verb
7.
(transitive) to mark (a letter, coin, etc) with the day, month, or year
8.
(transitive) to assign a date of occurrence or creation to
9.
(intransitive; foll by from or back to) to have originated (at a specified time) his decline dates from last summer
10.
(transitive) to reveal the age of that dress dates her
11.
to make or become old-fashioned some good films hardly date at all
12.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian)
  1. to be a boyfriend or girlfriend of (someone of the opposite sex)
  2. to accompany (a member of the opposite sex) on a date
Derived Forms
datable, dateable, adjective
dateless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Latin dare to give, as in the phrase epistula data Romae letter handed over at Rome

date2

/deɪt/
noun
1.
the fruit of the date palm, having sweet edible flesh and a single large woody seed
2.
short for date palm
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin, from Greek daktulos finger
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Word Origin and History for dated
date
"time," early 14c., from O.Fr. date, from M.L. data, noun use of fem. sing. of L. datus "given," pp. of dare "to give, grant, offer," from PIE base *do- "to give" (cf. Skt. dadati "gives," O.Pers. dadatuv "let him give," O.C.S. dati "give," Gk. didomi, didonai, "to give, offer," O.Ir. dan "gift, talent"). The Roman convention of closing every article of correspondence by writing "given" and the day and month -- meaning "given to messenger" -- led to data becoming a term for "the time (and place) stated." Dated "old-fashioned" is attested from 1900.
date
"fruit," late 13c., from O.Fr. date, from O.Prov. datil, from L. dactylus, from Gk. daktylos "date," orig. "finger, toe," because of fancied resemblance between oblong fruit of the date palm and human digits. Possibly from a Sem. source (cf. Heb. deqel, Aram. diqla, Arabic daqal "date palm") and assimilated to the Gk. word for "finger."
date
"romantic liaison," 1885, gradually evolving from date (1) in its general sense of "appointment;" the verb in this sense is first recorded 1902. Meaning "person one has a date with" is from 1925.
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Slang definitions & phrases for dated

date

noun
  1. An engagement or rendezvous, esp with a member of the other sex (1885+)
  2. A man or woman with whom one has an engagement or rendezvous: He's her date for tonight (1925+)
verb

: How many girls have you dated this week? (1902+)

Related Terms

blind date, cheap date, heavy date


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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dated in the Bible

the fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera. This was a common tree in Palestine (Joel 1:12; Neh. 8:15). Palm branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and especially at the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40; Neh. 8:15).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with dated
In addition to the idiom beginning with
date
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