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 No one in Washington seems to know what the story is, or even where to set the dateline. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Biden’s New Deal and the Future of Human Capital," 1 Apr. 2021 The article remained on the Times’ website with the errant dateline until USA TODAY brought it to the attention of editors on Nov. 13. Eric Litke, USA TODAY, "Fact check: No, Wisconsin court did not just strike down stay-at-home order. That was in May.," 13 Nov. 2020 Their story had a Washington dateline, not Florida, which brings me to this next item... Brian Stelter, CNN, "Despite disinformation, there is ample evidence that the truth still matters," 13 Oct. 2020 This past week the dateline featured an Arkansas town again. Arkansas Online, "EDITORIAL: It's the pits, all right," 8 Aug. 2020 The spelling of New Orleans in the dateline also has been corrected. Stacey Plaisance, Houston Chronicle, "'I died and came back': 12-year-old recovers from virus," 1 May 2020 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

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First Known Use of dateline

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Apr 2021

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“Dateline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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