date·​line | \ ˈdāt-ˌlīn How to pronounce dateline (audio) \

Definition of dateline

1 : a line in a written document or a printed publication giving the date and place of composition or issue
2 usually Date line or date line : international date line

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Other Words from dateline

dateline transitive verb

Examples of dateline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Say a prayer, dear reader, for the vehicles behind the bylines and datelines at The Times. Manny Fernandez, New York Times, "An Office With 128,000 Miles," 1 Mar. 2020 Get used to lots of rallies with datelines like Oshkosh, Reading and Kalamazoo. Dante Chinni, NBC News, "In 2020, Midwest turnout will be key to Democrats' fortunes," 28 July 2019 Correction posted January 17, 2017 An earlier version of this story carried an incorrect dateline. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 Hurricanes are spawned east of the international dateline, while typhoons develop west of it. Audrey Mcavoy, The Seattle Times, "US sends aid to Pacific islands devastated by huge typhoon," 26 Oct. 2018 Correction: June 29, 2018 Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article contained an incorrect dateline. Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, "Accused Gunman in Capital Gazette Shooting Left a Trail of Conflicts," 29 June 2018 Gaza cease-fire: In the May 31 Section A, an article about conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip carried a Gaza City dateline., "For the Record," 1 June 2018 With a dateline from Fort Benning, Ga., Hersh began his story this way: Lt. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "‘It was insanity’: At My Lai, U.S. soldiers slaughtered hundreds of Vietnamese women and kids," 16 Mar. 2018 The letter, which carried a Rochester dateline, was addressed to Maj. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Frederick Douglass needed to see Lincoln. Would the president meet with a former slave?," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dateline

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Apr 2020

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“Dateline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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