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

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 But the culture outside of Activision Blizzard has shifted, making the company’s blasé handling of its united workers feel increasingly dated. Wired, 24 July 2022 The actual reason, Condal says, was because Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn't want the set to feel dated. Nick Romano,, 14 July 2022 The most obvious use for ChromeOS Flex is to bring new life to a dated machine that may be too old to get software updates for its native OS. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 14 July 2022 Although some payment processes are more complex in nature, other factors can hinder the B2B payment process such as using a dated accounts receivable (AR) infrastructure along with the tedious processes that follow. Mara Garcia, Forbes, 12 July 2022 Though the decorative papers are definitely seeing a resurgence in design circles, some detractors-of-a-certain-age argue that the look can never shake the dated, little-girl’s-room connotations of borders’ ’80s-era heyday. Allison Duncan, WSJ, 7 July 2022 Alhonna is the genesis of the crime drama, where screenwriter Bill Dubuque worked as a dockhand in his youth at the comfortable, somewhat dated, lake retreat. Mike And Wendy Pramik, cleveland, 7 July 2022 And therein lies both the future of Microsoft web exploration, and the reasons why the company needed something new: Internet Explorer was a dated operation plagued with compatibility and security concerns. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2022 Its creator unknown, the box is filled with index cards that define dated inmate slang terms. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dated

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Dated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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