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dates, plural;
  1. Establish or ascertain the date of (an object or event)
    • - they date the paintings to 1460–70
  2. Mark with a date
    • - sign and date the document
  3. Have its origin at a particular time; have existed since
    • - the controversy dates back to 1986
  4. Indicate or expose as being old-fashioned
    • - disco—that word alone dates me
  5. Seem old-fashioned
    • - a movie that will date quickly
  6. Go out with (someone in whom one is romantically or sexually interested)
    • - my sister's pretty judgmental about the girls I date
    • - they have been dating for more than a year
  1. A sweet, dark brown, oval fruit containing a hard stone, often eaten dried

  2. The tall palm tree that bears clusters of this fruit, native to western Asia and North Africa

  1. the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"
  2. go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
  3. a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
  4. stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24"
  5. a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
  6. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
  7. In computing, time and date are commands that are used to display and set the current time and date of the operating system. Both commands are available in DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe and 4DOS/4NT. ...
  8. In computer science and computer programming, system time represents a computer system's notion of the passing of time. In this sense, time also includes the passing of days on the calendar.
  9. Phoenix dactylifera commonly known as the true date palm, is a palm in the genus Phoenix, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. ...
  10. In metadata, the term date is a representation term used to specify a calendar date in the Gregorian calendar. Many data representation standards such as XML, XML Schema, Web Ontology Language specify that ISO date format ISO 8601 should be used.
  11. "Date" is an upcoming song recorded by American R&B singer Marques Houston. It is the third single from Houston's fourth studio album Mr. Houston, and was released in parallel to the single Body.
  12. The Unix date command displays the time and date. The super-user can use it to set the system clock.
  13. The fruit of the date palm. This sweet fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp and enclosing a hard kernel; The date palm itself; To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; To note or fix the time of, as of an ...
  14. (dated) Marked with a date; Out of date; Anachronistic; being obviously inappropriate for its present context; No longer fashionable
  15. (Dated) A matchcover category with a date (month, day and year or year along) appearing somewhere (inside or outside). They were usually issued by a business or organization to celebrate an anniversary or special event. ...
  16. (Dates) To dream of seeing them on their parent trees, signifies prosperity and happy union; but to eat them as prepared for commerce, they are omens of want and distress.
  17. (Dates) October 10–October 14
  18. (Dates (Start – End)) The term start – end dates are when the course starts and ends (e.g., 01/03/2007 - 04/28/2007)
  19. (Dates) '1964-76' should be read as 'from 1964 to 1976.' '(1903-81)' should be read as 'begun in 1903 and concluded (or dispersed or ceased operating) in 1981' or 'born in 1903, died in 1981.' A date followed by a hyphen, eg, '1965-', should be read as 'beginning in 1965.'
  20. (Dates) Centuries should follow the rule for ordinal numbers given above: "tenth century," but "19th century." Decades should be indicated by numerals with the century indicated, such as "1890s," "1920s. ...
  21. (Dates) Cite as day, month, and year without internal punctuation (5 October 1968).  Spell out references to specific centuries and decades (twentieth century, the sixties); decades in numeral will be written solid (the 1960s); do not use a comma between month and year (May 1994).
  22. (Dates) Date palms are known to live at least 200 years in their native areas of North Africa and Arabia. A date tree can be grown from the pit or seed in each fruit.
  23. (Dates) In official Italian genealogical records, dates are generally written out, with the year first, followed by the month, the day, and the time of the event.
  24. (Dates) Many times in dreams, dates and numbers are used as a signal to identify something from the dream that will translate to waking life. In dreams, dates may be clues to guide you toward a time or event that is serving as the trigger for the dream.
  25. (Dates) Monday 5 - Friday 9 December 2011