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date line

noun

Definition of date line

  1. :  an imaginary line that runs through the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole and that marks the place where each day officially begins :  international date line



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

    :  the tall palm with pinnate leaves that yields the date

  1. :  the time at which an event occurs

    :  a statement of the time of execution or making

    :  duration

  1. :  to determine the date of

    :  to record the date of :  mark with the date

    :  to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period

lineplay
  1. : :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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