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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Selma, 45, also dated fashion designer Jason Bleick in 2010. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Tony Awards Host Josh Groban's Surprising Dating History," 10 June 2018 Xiaomi's one unique contribution to the design of the Mi A1 is a set of very dated navigation buttons. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Xiaomi Mi A1 review—A $220 iPhone clone with stock Android? Sign us up," 26 Mar. 2018 This brings companies into greater competition for dollar funding, especially with short-dated U.S. Treasury yields now at a 10-year high. Richard Barley, WSJ, "What the Stuttering Corporate Bond Market Means for Stocks," 9 July 2018 Crime scene photos show few possessions of value in the residence — two black microwaves, a dated box television, a space heater propped on a metal rack in the kitchen. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some refugees resettling in America find gun violence instead of peace," 27 June 2018 The property has been revitalized from a dated motel into a boutique hotel with 34 rooms, including two suites. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Retro motels make a chic comeback," 18 June 2018 The most recent disclosure, dated February 2018, was filed with the Treasury Department and is awaiting certification by the Office of Government Ethics. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, "U.S. Bank Regulator Acquired Bank Stock While Nomination Was Under Review," 25 Apr. 2018 Keep it on the DL In one email, dated August 19, 2016, Uber official Ashwini Chhabra emailed Ducey’s deputy chief of staff, Danny Seiden. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Uber told Arizona governor’s office about AV testing months before public knew," 29 Mar. 2018 Vonn, 33, who publicly dated superstar golfer Tiger Woods for three years until 2015 gladly accepted Subban’s compliment and shared her thoughts on his career as well. Julius Young, Fox News, "Lindsey Vonn's boyfriend P.K. Subban gushes over her: 'I haven’t met anyone who’s tougher than her yet'," 13 July 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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