date

Definitions

  • Table of the Dates Of The Kings Vith Dynasty
    Table of the Dates Of The Kings Vith Dynasty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v date assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
    • v date 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"
    • v date stamp with a date "The package is dated November 24"
    • v date go on a date with "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
    • v date date regularly; have a steady relationship with "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?","He is dating his former wife again!"
    • n date sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
    • n date a meeting arranged in advance "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
    • n date a participant in a date "his date never stopped talking"
    • n date the present "they are up to date","we haven't heard from them to date"
    • n date the specified day of the month "what is the date today?"
    • n date a particular day specified as the time something happens "the date of the election is set by law"
    • n date 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"
    • n date a particular but unspecified point in time "they hoped to get together at an early date"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in existence. It was made by Joseph Copeland of Chuckatuck, Va., in 1675. The spoon on the bottom is a conjectural restoration of Copeland’s specimen The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in...
A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion
Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles have been recovered Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles...
A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700....
QUEEN ANNE OAK SETTLE. DATED 1705 QUEEN ANNE OAK SETTLE. DATED 1705
SPANISH MONSTRANCE, DATED 1537. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM SPANISH MONSTRANCE, DATED 1537. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM
GATHERING DATES GATHERING DATES

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
    • Date Assigned end; conclusion. "What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date ."
    • Date Given or assigned length of life; dyration. "Good luck prolonged hath thy date .""Through his life's whole date ."
    • Date 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."
    • n Date (Bot) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.☞ This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome, and inclosing a hard kernel.
    • Date 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 disposed
      To every living soul of every kind
      The field of motion, and the hour of rest."
    • v. i Date To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from. "The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms."
    • Date 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."
    • Date 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date
    • n date That part of a writing or an inscription which purports to specify the time when, and usually the place where, it was executed. A full date includes the place, day, month, and year; but in some cases the date may consist of only one or two of these particulars, as the year on a coin. In letters the date is inserted to indicate the time when they are written or sent; in deeds, contracts, wills, and other papers, to indicate the time of execution, and usually the time from which they are to take effect on the rights of the parties; but the written date does not exclude evidence of the real time of execution or delivery, and consequent taking effect. In documents the date is usually placed at the end, but may be at the beginning, as it is now generally in letters.
    • n date The time, with more or less particularity, when some event has happened or is to happen: as, the date of a battle; the dates of birth and death on a monument; the date of Easter varies from year to year, or is variable.
    • n date Point or period of time in general: as, at that early date.
    • n date A season or allotted period of time.
    • n date Age; number of years.
    • n date Duration; continuance.
    • n date End; conclusion.
    • n date A day-book, journal, or diary.
    • n date For secret meetings, especially for an immoral purpose; make assignations.
    • date To mark with a date, as a letter or other writing. See date, n.
    • date To note or fix the time of, as of an event or transaction; assign a date or time of occurrence to: as, to date an event in ancient history.
    • date To have a date: as, the letter dates from Rome. See I.
    • date To have beginning; derive origin.
    • date To use a date in reckoning; reckon from some point in time.
    • n date A grant; concession; gift.
    • n date The fruit of the date-palm, Phœnix dactylifera, used extensively as an article of food by the natives of northern Africa and of some countries of Asia. It is an oblong drupe, which contains a single seed, consisting of a hard horny albumen deeply grooved on one side. See date-palm.
    • n date An occasional name in California of the fanleaf palm, Neowashingtonia filamentosa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Dyersburg, Tennessee it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
    • n Date dāt the time of any event: a stipulated time: age, period of time
    • v.t Date to affix the date to
    • v.t Date to reckon: to begin
    • n Date dāt the fruit of the date-palm
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Quotations

  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    Adlai%20E.%20Stevenson
    “Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.”
  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron
    “As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren't even people I would date.”
  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    “Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. date, LL. data, fr. L. datus, given, p. p. of dare, to give; akin to Gr. , OSlaw. dati, Skr. ,. Cf. Datum Dose, Dato Die
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. datte—L. dactylus—Gr. daktylos, a finger.

Usage

In literature:

Up to 1823 we give in most cases the dates of publication, the date of composition being generally from one to three years earlier.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The phrase may, however, be found in writers of an earlier date than these, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
His prophecies (which are regularly dated) are assigned to various years from 592 to 570 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The dates of his birth and death are unknown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Barbe and is dated 1533, and the other, dated 1541, to Ste.
"Stained Glass Tours in France" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Notwithstanding their early date, the nave windows are large and afford more illumination than one would expect at that time.
"Stained Glass Tours in England" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
The Law of 1875 involved the double problem of providing for resumption at the stipulated date, and of maintaining it afterward.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
The realization that there is a certain natural law preventing such changes is of much later date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The paintings of the choir are supposed to date from 1315, which certainly places them at a very early date.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Sir William Johnson, in a letter to Gen. Gage, writes thus, under date of January 12, 1767.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
There are, however, large oases, covered with date palms.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The copies dated "third edition, 1836," were copyrighted in the same year; those dated "fourth edition" were copyrighted in 1835.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
The Preface is dated Jan. 1, 1766; therefore the date on the title-page is obviously a misprint.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Its amount varies a fraction of a minute for the same date, from year to year and from one longitude to another, on the same day.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
A large proportion of early printed books are without any indication whatever of their place of origin, printer, or date.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
The years 1469, 1471 and 1486 are variously given as those of the date of the discovery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
Its church-yard was Boston's first burial-ground, and some of the tombstones date back as far as 1658.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Bookstalls and other booths were numerous at a somewhat later date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Its six chandeliers date from the consecration of Charles X.
"Rheims and the Battles for its Possession" by Various
There is a considerable export trade in dates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

She comes from Eastern islands;
The sun is in her hold;
She bears the fruit of Jaffa,
Dates, oranges and gold;
"A Ship Sails up to Bideford" by Herbert Ashley Asquith
O wondrous dates that find a tongue,
And ever speak in strange
Sweet syllables, distinctly sung,
The mystery of change!
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
But why recur to ancient story,
Or balls of modern date?
Be mine to trace the minuet's fate,
And weep its fallen glory:
"Elegy On The Abrogation Of The Birth-Night Ball, And The Consequent Final Subversion Of The Minuet" by Joanna Baillie
``Would ye retrieve the one?
``Try and make plump the other!
``When Date's penance is done,
``Dabitur helps his brother.
"The Twins" by Robert Browning
In a lodge inside a gate
Live in state and live apart,
Till the little-distant date
When your fate will bid you start,--
"Grange House Lodge" by Thomas MacDonagh
It matters little, soon or late,
A day, a month, a year, an age,--
I read oblivion in its date,
And Finis on its title-page.
"To My Readers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The Hellcats actress and her ex-boyfriend went on a movie date together Sunday in West Hollywood and sources confirm to Us Weekly they're dating again.
Patton's date, Kite Day's date, Sprinkle 's trail.
All the entrees around $10, the service is super-friendly, and if you feel like sitting close to like, your date, you can sit in the date seat, which is taken from a carnival ride, probably the Tilt-A- Whirl .
Here are a few apps to help connect you to singles in your area, scope out the perfect date spot, and -- just as a precaution, of course -- give you an excuse to end a date early.
Date and Patent codes are key to dating vintage Zippo lighters.
Post Date Title Publish Date.
While the time and place might seem a little on the "dated" side (considering this is 2012) that date rings truer to me now than it ever did back then.
Dating & Religion: Am I a Bitch for Only Dating Jews.
The vista at the site of the long-gone Catskill Mountain House is one of the finest in the tri-state area, and the names and dates carved along the rocky edge date back to the mid 19th century.
The relationship between the date rent first becomes due and the date construction of tenant improvements is complete is critical because it directly affects the tenant's rental cost and the landlord's income stream.
That's the date that research studies conclude is the most-fertile date of the year.
With a free date between their Portland and San Francisco tour dates, JPR jumped at the chance to bring this hot new emerging band to Ashland.
We've all Facebook-stalked somebody we used to date, or somebody we'd like to date, or even somebody we're currently dating.
IAC/InterActiveCorp, a U.S.-based holding company for search, dating and media websites, said on Tuesday it had no plans to bid for UK-listed online dating firm Cupid .
Will up date with photo at later date.
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In science:

Date taking will commence while the second 100-kg system will be added in phase.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Date for helpful discussions on this sub ject.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
An example of the extinction curve is shown in Fig. 1 with data associated with dates of discovery. I will not discuss here many important variations which are correlated with different regions in space.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
To date, & 30 of these dim sources have been observed, primarily with the ROSAT and Einstein satellites (Hertz & Grindlay 1983a,b; Rappaport et al. 1994; Johnston & Verbunt 1996).
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
Since the date of the supernova event is unknown, there are three free parameters to which we need to fit our data.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
We are now ready to examine a specific construction of string vacua that dates back to Gepner.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The locations of the three pulsars discovered in the direction of the SMC to date are indicated by crosses.
Radio Pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds
It also shows how the luminosities and colors of the clusters can be used to age date the clusters.
The Formation of Star Clusters
To date, however there has been very little progress on the problem of understanding higher order nonlinearities in the theory beyond those involved in the 3-graviton system.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
In fact, the only L5-brane configurations which have been explicitly constructed to date are those corresponding to the highly symmetric geometries S 4 , CP2 , and R4 .
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
For more than 1500 pulsars known to date only about 35 positive detections in X-rays and no more than 9 detections in gamma-rays have been achieved.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
In particular, 10 millisecond pulsars – about thirty percent of all millisecond pulsars (the ob jects with P <∼ 0.01 s and ˙P <∼ 10−17 , i.e. with low B values: Bs <∼ 109G) known to date – have been detected as X-ray sources.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
A solution to this problem was provided by Levitt , who defined the rotor fidelity by the dot product of the quaternions describing the composite pulse and the desired ideal rotation, and it is this approach which has been used to date [10, 11].
A Simple and Convenient Measure of NMR Rotor Fidelity
For these black holes we can compare numerical initial date with exact analytical solutions.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Our proof appears to be the simplest to date even in cases where the result was known previously.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
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