American English

Definition of date verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they date
    he / she / it dates
    past simple dated
    -ing form dating
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    write date
  1. 1[transitive] date something to write or print the date on something Thank you for your letter dated March 24th. The forms should be dated and signed and sent back immediately.
  2. find age
  3. 2[transitive] date something (at/to something) to say when something old existed or was made The skeleton has been dated at about 2 000 B.C.
  4. of clothes/words
  5. 3[intransitive] to become old-fashioned She designs classic clothes which do not date.
  6. person
  7. 4[transitive] date somebody if something dates you, it shows that you are fairly old or older than the people you are with I was at the Woodstock festival—that dates me, doesn't it?
  8. have relationship
  9. 5[transitive, intransitive] date (somebody) to have a romantic relationship with someone She's been dating Ron for several months.
  10. Phrasal Verbsdate back (to…)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: date