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Definition 1: sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed - [noun denoting food]

(date is a kind of ...) edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

(... is part of date) tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit

Definition 2: a meeting arranged in advance - [noun denoting group]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

Synonyms for date in the sense of this definition

(date is a kind of ...) a small informal social gathering

"there was an informal meeting in my living room"

(... is a kind of date ) a date with a stranger

"she never goes on blind dates"

(... is a kind of date ) a date in which two couples participate

(... is a kind of date ) a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex

(date is a member of ...) a participant in a date

"his date never stopped talking"

Definition 3: a participant in a date - [noun denoting person]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his date never stopped talking

Synonyms for date in the sense of this definition

(date is a kind of ...) a friend who is frequently in the company of another

"drinking companions" "comrades in arms"

(... is a kind of date ) a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)

(... is a member of date) a meeting arranged in advance

"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

Definition 4: the specified day of the month - [noun denoting time]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what is the date today?

Synonyms for date in the sense of this definition

(date is a kind of ...) time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

"two days later they left" "they put on two performances every day" "there are 30,000 passengers per day"

(... is a kind of date ) the date on which an obligation must be repaid

(... is a kind of date ) the date on which a person was born

(... is an instance of date) date of the Allied landing in France, World War II

Definition 5: the present - [noun denoting time]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are up to date
  • we haven't heard from them to date

(date is a kind of ...) the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

"that is enough for the present" "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

Definition 6: the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred - [noun denoting time]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class

(date is a kind of ...) a day reckoned from midnight to midnight

(date is a kind of ...) the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar

(date is a kind of ...) one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

"he paid the bill last month"

(... is a kind of date ) (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded

Definition 7: a particular day specified as the time something happens - [noun denoting time]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(date is a kind of ...) time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

"two days later they left" "they put on two performances every day" "there are 30,000 passengers per day"

(... is a kind of date ) a particular day in the future that is specified as the time something will happen

(... is a kind of date ) an alternative date set for some outdoor event in case it rains on the appointed date

"the rain date for the picnic will be the following Sunday"

(... is a kind of date ) a date stamped on perishable produce indicating the date by which it should be sold

Definition 8: assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings

(date is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

(... is a kind of date ) establish the order in time of something

"The archivist chronologized the documents"

(... is a kind of date ) assign the wrong date to

Definition 9: provide with a dateline; mark with a date - [verb of cognition]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(date is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of date ) mark with a date and place

"dateline a newspaper article"

(... is a kind of date ) stamp with a date

"The package is dated November 24"

Definition 10: stamp with a date - [verb of cognition]

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The package is dated November 24

Synonyms for date in the sense of this definition

(date is a kind of ...) 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"

(date is a kind of ...) to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

"a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart

(date is a kind of ...) leave the house to go somewhere

"We never went out when our children were small"

(... is a kind of date ) go out on a date with a partner and another couple

"let's double date this Saturday"

(date has a similar meaning as ...) date regularly; have a steady relationship with

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

Samples where date or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for date in the sense of this definition

(date is a kind of ...) keep company with; hang out with

"He associates with strange people" "She affiliates with her colleagues"

(date has a similar meaning as ...) go on a date with

"Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"

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