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date

noun [C] (DAY)    /deɪt/
A1 a numbered day in a month, often given with a combination of the name of the day, the month, and the year: What's the date (today)?/What date is it?/What's today's date?UK Today's date is 11 June (the eleventh of June).US Today's date is June 11 (June the eleventh). What is your date of birth? The closing date for applications is the end of this month. We've agreed to meet again at a later date. I'd like to fix a date for our next meeting. I've made a date (= agreed a date and time) to see her about the house. → See also out of date, up to dateDays and times of day a particular year: The date on the coin is 1789. Albert Einstein's dates are 1879 to 1955 (= he was born in 1879 and died in 1955).Years and yearly a month and a year: The expiry (US expiration) date of this certificate is August 2013.Specific periods of time out of dateup to dateGrammar:DatesSee moreGrammar:Writing the dateWe write the date in English in different ways. The most common way in British English is to write the day of the month first, then the month (starting with a capital letter) and then the year:See moreGrammar:Speaking the dateWe ask the date or about dates in several ways. We can add the and of when we reply:See more
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