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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Date  \Date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dating}.]  [Cf.  F.  dater.  See  2d  {Date}.] 
  1.  To  note  the  time  of  writing  or  executing;  to  express  in  an 
  instrument  the  time  of  its  execution;  as  to  date  a 
  letter,  a  bond,  a  deed,  or  a  charter. 
 
  2.  To  note  or  fix  the  time  of  as  of  an  event;  to  give  the 
  date  of  as  to  date  the  building  of  the  pyramids. 
 
  Note:  We  may  say  dated  at  or  from  a  place 
 
  The  letter  is  dated  at  Philadephia.  --G.  T. 
  Curtis. 
 
  You  will  be  suprised,  I  don't  question,  to  find 
  among  your  correspondencies  in  foreign  parts  a 
  letter  dated  from  Blois.  --Addison. 
 
  In  the  countries  of  his  jornal  seems  to  have  been 
  written;  parts  of  it  are  dated  from  them  --M. 
  Arnold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Date  \Date\,  n.  [F.  date,  LL  data,  fr  L.  datus  given  p.  p.  of 
  dare  to  give  akin  to  Gr  ?,  OSlaw.  dati,  Skr.  d[=a].  Cf 
  {Datum},  Dose,  {Dato},  {Die}.] 
  1.  That  addition  to  a  writing,  inscription,  coin,  etc.,  which 
  specifies  the  time  (as  day  month,  and  year)  when  the 
  writing  or  inscription  was  given  or  executed,  or  made 
  as  the  date  of  a  letter,  of  a  will  of  a  deed,  of  a  coin. 
  etc 
 
  And  bonds  without  a  date,  they  say  are  void. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  point  of  time  at  which  a  transaction  or  event  takes 
  place  or  is  appointed  to  take  place  a  given  point  of 
  time;  epoch;  as  the  date  of  a  battle. 
 
  He  at  once,  Down  the  long  series  of  eventful  time, 
  So  fixed  the  dates  of  being  so  disposed  To  every 
  living  soul  of  every  kind  The  field  of  motion,  and 
  the  hour  of  rest.  --Akenside. 
 
  3.  Assigned  end  conclusion.  [R.] 
 
  What  Time  would  spare,  from  Steel  receives  its  date. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Given  or  assigned  length  of  life;  dyration.  [Obs.] 
 
  Good  luck  prolonged  hath  thy  date.  --Spenser. 
 
  Through  his  life's  whole  date.  --Chapman. 
 
  {To  bear  date},  to  have  the  date  named  on  the  face  of  it  -- 
  said  of  a  writing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Date  \Date\,  n.[F.  datte,  L.  dactylus,  fr  Gr  ?,  prob.  not  the 
  same  word  as  da`ktylos  finger,  but  of  Semitic  origin.]  (Bot.) 
  The  fruit  of  the  date  palm;  also  the  date  palm  itself 
 
  Note:  This  fruit  is  somewhat  in  the  shape  of  an  olive, 
  containing  a  soft  pulp,  sweet,  esculent,  and  wholesome, 
  and  inclosing  a  hard  kernel. 
 
  {Date  palm},  or  {Date  tree}  (Bot.),  the  genus  of  palms  which 
  bear  dates,  of  which  common  species  is  {Ph[oe]nix 
  dactylifera}.  See  Illust. 
 
  {Date  plum}  (Bot.),  the  fruit  of  several  species  of 
  {Diospyros},  including  the  American  and  Japanese 
  persimmons,  and  the  European  lotus  ({D.  Lotus}). 
 
  {Date  shell},  or  {Date  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bivalve  shell,  or 
  its  inhabitant,  of  the  genus  {Pholas},  and  allied  genera. 
  See  {Pholas}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Date  \Date\,  v.  i. 
  To  have  beginning;  to  begin;  to  be  dated  or  reckoned;  --  with 
  from 
 
  The  Batavian  republic  dates  from  the  successes  of  the 
  French  arms.  --E.  Everett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  date 
  n  1:  the  specified  day  of  the  month;  "what  is  the  date  today?" 
  [syn:  {day  of  the  month}] 
  2:  a  particular  day  specified  as  the  time  something  will 
  happen;  "the  date  of  the  election  is  set  by  law" 
  3:  a  meeting  arranged  in  advance;  "she  asked  how  to  avoid 
  kissing  at  the  end  of  a  date"  [syn:  {appointment},  {engagement}] 
  4:  a  particular  but  unspecified  point  in  time;  "they  hoped  to 
  get  together  at  an  early  date" 
  5:  the  present;  "they  are  up  to  date";  "we  haven't  heard  from 
  them  to  date" 
  6:  a  participant  in  a  date;  "his  date  never  stopped  talking" 
  [syn:  {escort}] 
  7:  the  particular  year  (usually  according  to  the  Gregorian 
  calendar)  that  an  event  occurred;  "he  tried  to  memorizes 
  all  the  dates  for  his  history  class" 
  8:  sweet  edible  fruit  of  the  date  palm  with  a  single  long  woody 
  seed 
  v  1:  go  on  a  date  with  "Tonight  she  is  dating  a  former  high 
  school  sweetheart" 
  2:  stamp  with  a  date,  as  of  a  postmark;  "The  package  is  dated 
  November  24"  [syn:  {date  stamp}] 
  3:  assign  a  date  to  determine  the  (probable)  date  of 
  "Scientists  often  cannot  date  precisely  archeological  or 
  prehistorical  findings" 
  4:  date  regularly;  have  a  steady  relationship  with  "Did  you 
  know  that  she  is  seeing  her  psychiatrist?"  "He  is  dating 
  his  former  wife  again!"  [syn:  {go  steady},  {go  out},  {see}] 
  5:  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" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  date 
 
    A  string  unique  to  a  time  duration  of  24 
  hours  between  2  successive  midnights  defined  by  the  local  time 
  zone.  The  specific  representation  of  a  date  will  depend  on 
  which  calendar  convention  is  in  force;  e.g.,  Gregorian, 
  Islamic,  Japanese,  Chinese,  Hebrew  etc  as  well  as  local 
  ordering  conventions  such  as  UK:  day/month/year,  US: 
  month/day/year. 
 
  Inputting  and  outputting  dates  on  computers  is  greatly 
  complicated  by  these  {localisation}  issues  which  is  why  they 
  tend  to  operate  on  dates  internally  in  some  unified  form  such 
  as  seconds  past  midnight  at  the  start  of  the  first  of  January 
  1970. 
 
  Many  software  and  hardware  representations  of  dates  allow  only 
  two  digits  for  the  year,  leading  to  the  {year  2000}  problem. 
 
  {Unix  manual  page}:  date(1),  ctime(3). 
 
  (1997-07-11) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Date 
  the  fruit  of  a  species  of  palm  (q.v.),  the  Phoenix  dactilifera 
  This  was  a  common  tree  in  Palestine  (Joel  1:12;  Neh.  8:15).  Palm 
  branches  were  carried  by  the  Jews  on  festive  occasions,  and 
  especially  at  the  feast  of  Tabernacles  (Lev.  23:40;  Neh.  8:15). 
 




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