open dating

noun

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 That means plenty of phone calls, emails and texts as couples and their wedding planners scramble to find venues with open dates and reschedule vendors such as caterers, photographers and florists. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio brides, grooms say ‘I do’ to rescheduling weddings due to the COVID-19 virus," 20 Mar. 2020 Steely Dan's summer shed tour has open dates on June 25 and 27, around a Chicago-area show. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2020 is not canceled (for now). Here are 25 headliners we predict will play the Milwaukee festival.," 13 Mar. 2020 Yet the court has granted all three cases despite not having all the usual briefs in hand and has slotted the hearings into the first open dates on its calendar. The Economist, "Follow the money The Supreme Court wades into the battle over Donald Trump’s finances," 16 Dec. 2019 Florida, Ole Miss and South Carolina have open dates. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 for Week 13," 23 Nov. 2019 Tulsa update: Golden Hurricane are coming off open date. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "College football preview: Houston at Tulsa," 22 Nov. 2019 The Giants, though, are coming off their open date, and the star running back will be rested. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "5 things we heard from Bears coordinators Thursday, including Eddy Pineiro’s ‘rut,’ the receivers’ drops and Tarik Cohen’s touches," 21 Nov. 2019 Texas A&M on the other hand, coming off an open date, looked a little flat in the first half last week against South Carolina, but turned it on and was dominant in the second half. Joseph Goodman, al, "Oregon, Ohio State on upset watch; Georgia vulnerable," 21 Nov. 2019 Falling on a Monday after an open date for UTSA, the appointment marked a rare opportunity for Baylen to be close to home. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "UTSA senior Baylen Baker gains perspective from mother’s cancer diagnosis," 20 Nov. 2019

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Open dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20dating. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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