dat·​ed | \ ˈdā-təd How to pronounce dated (audio) \

Definition of dated

1 : provided with a date a dated document
2 : outmoded, old-fashioned dated formalities

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Other Words from dated

datedly adverb
datedness noun

Examples of dated in a Sentence

The band's music sounds dated now. The information was quite dated and no longer useful.
Recent Examples on the Web The idea that women are sitting around waiting for a guy to show up and spontaneously propose is pretty dated., 4 June 2021 The pandemic, analysts say, has accelerated the shift toward comfort and nostalgia, reviving not just Crocs but many other styles, including ‘mom jeans,’ tie-dyed T-shirts and Teva sandals that had previously been deemed frumpy and dated. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 Go through, gather up the useless and dated ideas, and then release them to the trash. Holiday Mathis, Arkansas Online, 20 May 2021 The park had fallen into disrepair, and the street furniture — lamps and benches — felt dated. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 There’s 10 episodes of her 1975 variety show, which is very dated but remains entertaining. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Apr. 2021 The interest pre-dated his classes, and it wasn't solely tied to sports, even if the lessons overlap in other ways. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2021 But after 13 years, Calibri is starting to look a little dated, and Microsoft wants to give your emails and documents a fresh coat of paint. Allison Morrow, CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 Many of the cases Vance moved to dismiss dated to the 1970s and 1980s, when New York waged a war against prostitution in an effort to clean up its image as a center of iniquity and vice., 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of dated

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jun 2021

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“Dated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dated

: coming from or belonging to a time in the past : old-fashioned or out-of-date

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