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English noun: date

1. date (time) the specified day of the month

SamplesWhat is the date today?.

Synonymsday of the month

Broader (hypernym)24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours

Narrower (hyponym)birthday, due date, maturity, maturity date, natal day

Instance hyponym6 June 1944, D-day

2. date (person) a participant in a date

SamplesHis date never stopped talking.


Broader (hypernym)associate, companion, comrade, familiar, fellow

Narrower (hyponym)blind date

Member meronymappointment, date, engagement

3. date (group) a meeting arranged in advance

SamplesShe asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date.

Synonymsappointment, engagement

Broader (hypernym)get together, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)blind date, double date, rendezvous, tryst

Member holonymdate, escort

4. date (time) a particular but unspecified point in time

SamplesThey hoped to get together at an early date.

Synonymsparticular date

Broader (hypernym)point, point in time

5. date (time) the present

SamplesThey are up to date.
We haven't heard from them to date.

Broader (hypernym)nowadays, present

6. date (time) the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred

SamplesHe tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class.

Broader (hypernym)calendar day, calendar month, calendar year, civil day, civil year, month

Narrower (hyponym)date of reference, epoch

7. date (time) a particular day specified as the time something happens

SamplesThe date of the election is set by law.

Broader (hypernym)24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours

Narrower (hyponym)future date, rain date, sell-by date

8. date (food) sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed

Broader (hypernym)edible fruit

Part meronymdate palm, Phoenix dactylifera

English verb: date

1. date (social) go on a date with

SamplesTonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)go out

Narrower (hyponym)double-date

Verb groupdate, go out, go steady, see

2. date (cognition) stamp with a date

SamplesThe package is dated November 24.

Synonymsdate stamp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)date, stamp

3. date (cognition) assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of

SamplesScientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)determine, set

Narrower (hyponym)chronologise, chronologize, misdate

4. date (social) date regularly; have a steady relationship with

SamplesDid you know that she is seeing an older man?.
He is dating his former wife again!.

ExamplesSam and Sue date, Sam cannot date Sue

Synonymsgo out, go steady, see

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affiliate, associate, assort, consort

Verb groupdate

5. date (cognition) provide with a dateline; mark with a date

SamplesShe wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)date, date stamp, date-mark, dateline, datemark

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