dateline

noun

date·​line ˈdāt-ˌlīn How to pronounce dateline (audio)
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
dateline transitive verb

Examples of dateline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our overall policy on datelines and stand-alone datelines is in the stylebook in the datelines and dateline selection entries. WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 For places formally designated as refugee camps, avoid the clunky refugee camp verbiage in a dateline. WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 As one of the first countries to the west of the international dateline, Tokyo is a full 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 West Bank and Gaza A reminder on the Journal’s style on datelines in the West Bank and Gaza…. WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 On the other hand, pace Orson Welles, 1948 was also the dateline for John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Howard Hawks’s Red River, and, getting in just under the anti-communist gun, Abraham Polansky’s Force of Evil. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Dec. 2023 The account terms in this story are current as of December 2023 except interest rates which are updated periodically and are as of the dateline. Martha C. White, wsj.com, 18 Dec. 2023 The account terms in this story are as of Oct. 20, 2023, except interest rates which are updated periodically and are as of the dateline. Martha C. White, wsj.com, 8 Nov. 2023 The rates quoted here are current as of the dateline at the top of the story. Martha C. White, wsj.com, 29 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dateline was in 1888

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“Dateline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dateline. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

date line

noun
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