dated

adjective
dat·​ed

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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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 The décor is a little dated, but the pool, gardens, and views of Tivoli more than make up for it. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Unfettered from dated conventions that urged us to pick a décor style and stick to it, more and more designers and retailers this fall are blending decorative elements and playing more loosely with the color wheel. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "As you decorate for fall, remember: Cozy," 7 Sep. 2018 The shell continues to be aluminum, but gone are the distinctive—and somewhat dated—curves of the previous model. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer's Blade Stealth gets a long-awaited upgrade to GeForce graphics and a Whiskey Lake CPU," 4 Dec. 2018 For instance, the fireplace in this living room looked dated and old before. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Bungalow Renovation Will Make You Want a Navy Blue Kitchen," 12 Oct. 2018 This season, leave the dated knapsack at home and opt for a chic carryall that can hold anything—lunches, papers, a laptop—with genuine flair. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 21 Aug. 2018 Even in the age of tiny sunglasses and fanny packs, these feel a tad too dated to make a grand reentrance. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Eighties-Style Shell Suits Are Here to Replace Your Track Pant Obsession," 17 July 2018 Granted, that number's based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey from 2015, so that number's likely a bit dated. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Beyonce And Jay-Z's Monthly Mortgage Might Cost More Than Your Entire House," 28 Sep. 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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dated

adjective

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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