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.

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Another dated May 7 shows him behind the bar at the restaurant , facing away from the camera and appearing to fix a drink. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations," 17 Sep. 2018 So rather than design a clean-sheet V6 to replace its outgoing and dated V6s, Mercedes created a modular engine family based around half-liter cylinders, which could be built into 2.0L fours (M254) and 3.0L sixes (M256). Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Straight From the Grave: An Iconic Engine Design Makes a Comeback," 21 Aug. 2018 According to an old Columbia College Today article, the real life Delilah, a competitive cross-country runner and graduate of Columbia University, never dated guitarist and frontman Tom Higgenson, who wrote the now-famous lyrics. Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, "Here's the Actual Story Behind "Hey There Delilah"," 9 Aug. 2018 In the first episode of Design Girlfriend, Alia and Jamie transformed their dated living room into a sophisticated putting green. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch an Armoire Transform Into a Hidden Bar," 2 Aug. 2018 Google's first-ever earbuds connected to your phone wirelessly, but a wire between the two earbuds made them seem dated. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more," 7 Oct. 2018 The old rule started to seem dated and out of place. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Silicon Valley needs to figure out how to promote women and people of color. Andreessen Horowitz is doing that by changing one of its founding rules.," 17 July 2018 The facility’s lobby is clean but dated, and the front windows look out onto busy West 69th Street. Sam Roe,, "Inside Chicago's worst nursing home: bug bites, bruises and death," 13 June 2018 The French architect has been working with the label since 2001, and his work is simple but precise, neither dated nor contemporary. Brad Dunning, GQ, "These Are the 8 Architectural Wonders Of the Fashion World," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dated

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dated was in 1578

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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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