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 Many of its unique and once forward-thinking concepts now seem more dated than futuristic, like the enormous fins on a rocket ship illustration from the Golden Age of sci-fi. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "A decidedly non-Linux distro walkthrough: Haiku R1/beta2," 29 June 2020 Timed and dated tickets will be sold online only to eliminate cash transactions. Weldon B. Johnson, The Arizona Republic, "Wonderspaces is reopening at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Here's how you can see the edgy art," 27 June 2020 Customers with non-dated tickets will have to register on Disneyland Paris’ new online reservation system to get a reservation for park entry before to arriving at the parks. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Disneyland Paris Will Reopen on July 15 — Here's What You Need to Know," 22 June 2020 The broadcast obviously looks a bit dated compared with what CNN looks like now. Richa Naik And John General, CNN, "CNN turns 40 today. Here's what it was like on Day One.," 1 June 2020 The existing countertops had large mitered bullnose edges that felt old and dated. oregonlive, "Meyers and Elle Leonard’s remodeled Wilsonville mansion is for sale at $3 million (see before and after photos)," 19 May 2020 This series is cozy, wholesome, slightly dated and will keep fans of the Bobbsey Twins and the Happy Hollisters busy for a long, long time. Elisabeth Egan, New York Times, "Are Your Children Stuck Inside? So Are These Kids," 7 Apr. 2020 Coronavirus got its devastating foothold in the US in part because of the dated and inadequate infrastructure of healthcare for older Americans. Tim Peck, Quartz, "Covid-19 expanded telemedicine measures that we’ve needed for years," 3 Apr. 2020 The bank’s formerly prudent style came to seem as dated as the dark oil portraits lining its corridors. Roger Lowenstein, New York Times, "‘What the Hell Are We Doing Lending Money to a Guy Like This?’," 14 Feb. 2020

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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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“Dated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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