"dates" in the noun sense
1. date, day of the month
the specified day of the month
"what is the date today?"
2. date, escort
a participant in a date
"his date never stopped talking"
3. date, appointment, engagement
a meeting arranged in advance
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
"they are up to date"
"we haven't heard from them to 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"
a particular day specified as the time something happens
"the date of the election is set by law"
"we hope to get together at an early date"
"Mother's Day is always on the same date"
sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
"dates" in the verb sense
go on a date with
"Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
2. date, date stamp
stamp with a date
"The package is dated November 24"
assign a date to determine the (probable) date of
"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
4. go steady, go out, date, see
date regularly have a steady relationship with
"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"
"He is dating his former wife again!"
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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