dat·​ed ˈdā-təd How to pronounce dated (audio)
: provided with a date
a dated document
: outmoded, old-fashioned
dated formalities
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 Like many big-budget films released decades ago, not every component holds up, but its earnest depiction of Superman's good nature appeals to viewers of all ages and transcends any dated visual effect. Johnny Loftus,, 14 Nov. 2023 Anchorage feels somehow both brand new and dated, consisting primarily of a downtown of utilitarian towers and a sprawl of strip malls that resemble those towers tipped on their sides. David Amsden, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Jan. 2024 No longer the dated, imposing fixture that might initially come to mind, designers have turned oak cabinets into a stylish feature. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Oct. 2023 Its aging platform relies on old components and dated tech. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2023 Plus, the Subaru's highest-in-test price felt egregious given its unsatisfying mixture of interior materials and its dated and cartoonish infotainment graphics. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2023 The finishes were also a bit dated and underwhelming. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 12 July 2023 Few things can be more saddening than a beautiful culinary space with dated flooring. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 28 June 2023 After: Living Room by Ghislaine Viñas Viñas turned a dated living room into a modern artistic haven. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dated was in 1578

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“Dated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having a date

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