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date

noun [C]  us   /deɪt/

date noun [C] (DAY)

a numbered day in a month, often given with the name of the month or with the month and the year: Today’s date is June 24, 1998. We agreed to meet again at a later date. Please fill in your date of birth on the application form. I’ve made a date (= agreed to a date and time) to see her about the house.

date noun [C] (MEETING)

a social meeting planned in advance: We made a date to meet Evelyn and Josie at noon tomorrow for lunch. A date is a person you are planning to meet socially and in whom you might have a romantic interest: Who is your date for the prom?

date noun [C] (FRUIT)

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date

verb [I/T]  us   /deɪt/

date verb [I/T] (WRITE DATE)

to write the day's date on something you have written or made: [T] The last letter I received from the insurance company was dated August 30, 1999. [I] This signature dates from (= originated at the time of) the 1800s.

date verb [I/T] (MEET SOCIALLY)

to regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with: [I] They dated for five years before they got married.
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