datedate1 /deɪt/ ●●●S1W1 noun [countable]1dayTMCTIME THAT IS PLANNED a particular day of the month or year, especially shown by a numberThe date on the letter was 30th August 1962.What’s today’s date?date ofWhat’s the date of the next meeting?You should apply at least 8 weeks before your date of departure.date forHave you set a date for the wedding yet?2 →at a later/future date3 →to date4romantic meetinga)MEETan occasion when you go out with someone that you like in a romantic waydate withI’ve got a date with Andrea tomorrow night.I felt like a teenager going out on a first date. →blind dateb)American EnglishRELATIONSHIP someone that you have a date withsomebody’s dateCan I bring my date to the party?5arrangement to meet somebody a time arranged to meet someone, especially sociallyLet’s make a date to come over and visit.6fruitHBPDFDF a sweetstickybrownfruit with a long hard seedinside →closing date, → expiry dateat expiry(2), → out-of-date, sell-by date, up-to-dateCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + datethe exact/precise dateI can’t remember the exact date we moved into this house.the agreed date British English, agreed upon date American English (=one that people have agreed on)The work was not finished by the agreed date.the closing date (=the last day you can officially do something)The closing date for applications is April 30th.the due date (=the date by which something is due to happen)Payment must be made by the due date.the delivery date (=a date on which goods will be delivered)The delivery date should be around 23rd August.the publication date (=the date when something is published)We are aiming at a publication date of mid-November.the departure date (=the date when someone leaves)My departure date was only a few days away.the expiry date British English, expiration date American English (=a date on a product after which it cannot be used)Check the expiry date on your credit card.the sell-by date British English (=a date on a food product after which it should not be sold)Those yoghurts are a week past their sell-by date.verbsdecide on a date (=choose the date when something will happen)Have you decided on a date for the wedding yet?set/fix a date (=decide the date when something will happen)They haven’t set a date for the election yet.phrasestoday’s dateDon’t forget to put today’s date at the top of the letter.somebody’s date of birth (also somebody’s birth date) (=the day and year when someone was born)What’s your date of birth?the date of publication/issue/departure etc formalThe insurance will only cover costs incurred on or after the date of departure.
datedate2 ●●○S3W3 verb1write date [transitive]TMCTIME THAT IS PLANNED to write or print the date on somethinga newspaper dated November 23,1963Make sure you sign and date it at the bottom.2find age [transitive]FIND OUT to find out when something old was made or formedThe rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer.radiocarbon dating3old-fashioned [intransitive]OLD-FASHIONED if clothing, art etc dates, it begins to look old-fashionedHis designs are so classic, they’ve hardly dated at all. →dated4relationship [intransitive, transitive] American EnglishRELATIONSHIP to have a romantic relationship with someoneSYN go out withIs he still dating Sarah?Are Chris and Liz dating?5show somebody’s age [transitive]OLD/NOT NEW if something that you say, do, or wear dates you, it shows that you are fairly oldYes, I remember the Moon landings – that dates me, doesn’t it? →date from something→ See Verb table