date back

Definition of date back

  1. :  to have come into being (a number of years ago) a custom that dates back 400 years

Word by Word Definitions

dateplay
  1. :  the brown, 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 (see execution 1) or making

    :  duration

  1. :  to determine the period of time to which something belongs :  to determine the date (see 2date 3) of

    :  to record the time of the execution or making of :  mark with the date

    :  to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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