dateless

adjective

date·​less ˈdāt-ləs How to pronounce dateless (audio)
1
2
: having no date
3
: too ancient to be dated
4
: timeless
the play's dateless theme

Examples of dateless in a Sentence

dateless artifacts left by an obscure people of the distant past the dateless cycle of the seasons
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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dateless was in 1593

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“Dateless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dateless. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

dateless

adjective
date·​less ˈdāt-ləs How to pronounce dateless (audio)
1
2
: having no date
3
: too ancient to be dated
4
: not restricted to a particular time or date
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