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 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 The book was first published in 2013, and some of the recommendations seem dated compared to newer nutrition science and trends. Cynthia Sass,, "Jessica Simpson Reportedly Used the Body Reset Diet to Lose 100 Pounds—But What Is It?," 27 Sep. 2019 CHART BEAT New Kids on the Block impact the Hot Tours tally dated Aug. 24, 2019, with final reports from The Mixtape Tour, featuring Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature and Salt-N-Pepa. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "New Kids on the Block Exceed $50 Million on The Mixtape Tour," 20 Aug. 2019 Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. CBS News, "Man finds 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian Navy on Alaskan shore," 18 Aug. 2019 The single page of handwritten notes is dated January 24, 2017, the same day of Flynn's White House FBI interview. Catherine Herridge, CBS News, "Newly unsealed FBI records show internal debate over goal of Flynn probe," 30 Apr. 2020 The overall effect is oddly soothing, if a little dated and pretentious. Mary Sollosi,, "Endings, Beginnings," 17 Apr. 2020 Patty Bohnenberger is ready to refresh the dark, dated family room in her Herndon home but needs help creating a layout that will work in the 19-by-12-foot space. Mari-jane Williams, Washington Post, "How to update a tired family room, starting with a fireplace refresh," 25 July 2019 The oldest erectus fossil came from Dmanisi, Georgia and was dated to 1.8 billion years ago. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Ancient humans are having a moment. Here are the fascinating new things we've learned this week about our ancestors," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of dated

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 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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