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.

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But beyond its dated slasher remake appeal, the new Child’s Play is tailor-made for the Netflix generation who have turned niche properties into sensations. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Child's Play' Builds on the Legacy of Horror Remakes," 23 June 2019 The dated standards have not evolved in the last fifteen years because of resistance within the commission and partisan politics outside of it. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, "Mitch McConnell is Making the 2020 Election Open Season for Hackers," 12 June 2019 The inscription, dated August 18, 1842, notes the vessel sailed from New London, Connecticut, in 1841 and had been at sea for a year. John Pickrell, National Geographic, "American whalers recorded voyages in Australian rock art, study reveals," 1 Mar. 2019 Priority Pass previously had a relationship with The Club, a small and dated facility in Terminal 4, to give its members access during limited hours. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "2 new passenger lounges are coming to Sky Harbor Airport. Here's what they'll look like," 11 June 2019 Neil Simon’s book is the most dated aspect of the musical. Charles Mcnulty,, "'Sweet Charity' from Reprise: The dancing never gets old, but the book could use a nip and tuck," 23 June 2018 The show spans 33 years; the most recent piece is dated 2009. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Must-see Bay Area photography exhibitions in March," 8 Mar. 2018 As Politifact points out, the study is a bit dated; In 2016, Texas actually inched upward to 42, according to the same and most recent annual study by Education Week. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Why Texas is among the top 10 ten worst states for education," 31 Jan. 2018 Ford has allowed much of its product portfolio in the U.S. and China to become dated, executives have said. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Ford Gives Earnings Warning, Offers Less-Bullish 2019 Outlook," 16 Jan. 2019

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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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