Definition of date
- cookies with raisins and chopped dates
The word date that means “the fruit of the palm” and the word date that means “the time of an event” look alike, but they are not related. The word for the fruit can be traced back to the Greek word daktylos, meaning “finger” and “toe.” No one knows why the fruit was called by the word for finger—perhaps because of its small size and shape or the long, slender shape of the palm’s leaves. The word for “the time of an event” comes from Latin and derives from the Latin phrase data Romae, meaning “given at Rome,” an expression used before the date on letters and documents. The word data comes from the Latin word dare, “to give.” In later Latin, the word data came to be used alone to stand for the date, and it came into English as date.
She dated a couple guys during college.
He only dates younger women.
They've been dating for six months.
Don't forget to sign and date the application.
The letter was not dated.
a memo dated July 12th, 2003
Historians date the document to the early 1700s.
The ancient building was dated by a coin found in one of the rooms.
Scientists use various techniques to date fossils.
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