Synonyms of date

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
  • I have a date to meet my financial consultant at seven o'clock

Synonyms for date

Words Related to date

2 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
  • the embarrassingly short date of most of his romances

Synonyms for date

Words Related to date



Synonyms of date (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to go on a social engagement with
  • I don't want to date him—I'd rather just be friends

Synonyms for date

Words Related to date

2 to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage
  • we dated for two years before we got engaged

Synonyms for date

Words Related to date

Phrases Synonymous with date

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about date

Time Traveler for date

Time Traveler

The first known use of date was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Date.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on date

Dictionary: Definition of date

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with date

Spanish Central: Translation of date

Nglish: Translation of date for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of date for Arabic Speakers

Comments on date

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


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

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!