open dating


Definition of open dating 

: the marking of perishable food products with a clearly readable date indicating when the food was packaged or the last date on which it should be sold or used

Examples of open dating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Exact opening dates for the tenants were not immediately available. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "New retail tenants to open soon in a booming Charlotte neighborhood," 11 July 2018 An open date on the big league schedule in May seemed the ideal time to change that. Howard Cole,, "Take me out to a Quakes game on a weekend escape to Rancho Cucamonga," 12 July 2018 Texas had usually been in that slot following an open date after the Indy 500, but that stopped in 2005. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Will IndyCar return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2019?," 10 July 2018 With an open date before this year’s matchup, Louisville has to be more prepared for Wake Forest’s attack. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) lose to Wake Forest," 9 July 2018 There had been an open date after the Indy 500, and Texas rode its coattails as the race after. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Will IndyCar return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2019?," 12 June 2018 The team’s two open dates in the Cactus League schedule this spring have fallen on days when Richard is due to pitch and needs to pitch to keep him on track for that March 29 start against the Brewers. Kevin Acee,, "Richard works in bee game; Renfroe still a pitch hunter," 19 Mar. 2018 This was akin to 2010, when the SEC forced Alabama to play six consecutive opponents that were coming off open dates. Andy Staples,, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018 The open date on Sunday will allow for a travel day to college. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Here are your 2018 IndyStar Indiana All-Stars," 4 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'open dating.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of open dating

1970, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about open dating

Share open dating

Statistics for open dating

Last Updated

16 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for open dating

The first known use of open dating was in 1970

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on open dating

See words that rhyme with open dating

Comments on open dating

What made you want to look up open dating? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!