Translation of "date" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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datenoun [ C ]

uk /deɪt/ us /deɪt/

date noun [ C ] (DAY)

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? 今天是幾號?
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? 你的出生日期是哪一天?
The closing date for applications is the end of this month. 申請截止日期為本月底。
We agreed to meet again at a later date. 我們定好稍後再見面。
I'd like to fix a date for our next meeting. 我想定下我們下次見面的日期。
I made a date (= agreed a date and time) to see her about the house. 我已與她說好了見面談房屋的日期。

a particular year

The date on the coin is 1789. 硬幣上的年份是1789年。
Albert Einstein's dates are 1879 to 1955 (= he was born in 1879 and died in 1955). 阿爾伯特‧愛因斯坦生於1879年,卒於1955年。

a month and a year

The expiry (US expiration) date of this certificate is August 2017. 本證書的失效日期為2017年8月

More examples

  • We've written to him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet.
  • As the date of his operation drew near, he became more and more anxious.
  • If necessary, we can always change the dates of our trip.
  • Do you know the date of Caroline and Matthew's wedding?
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

date noun [ C ] (MEETING)

B1 a social meeting planned before it happens, especially one between two people who have or might have a romantic relationship

He asked her out on a date. 他把她約了出去。
She has a hot date (= an exciting meeting) tonight. 她今晚有一個朝思暮想的約會。

mainly US a person you have a romantic meeting with

Who's your date for the prom? 你約了誰去參加舞會?

More examples

  • We went out on a date.
  • I've got a date with someone from work tonight.
  • I know she's going to the cinema with him tonight but I don't know if it's a date as such.
  • I went there on a date with a boy I used to know.
  • So who's your date tonight?

date noun [ C ] (PERFORMANCE)

a performance

They've just finished an exhausting 75-date European tour. 他們剛剛結束了歐洲巡迴表演,一共演了75場,可謂筋疲力盡。

date noun [ C ] (FRUIT)

C1 the sweet fruit of various types of palm tree



uk /deɪt/ us /deɪt/

date verb (TIME)

B1 [ T ] to write the day's date on something you have written or made

[ + obj + noun ] Thank you for your letter dated 30 August. 謝謝你8月30日的來信。

[ T ] to say how long something has existed or when it was made

Archaeologists have been unable to date these fossils. 考古學家無法確定這些化石的生成年代。
An antique dealer had dated the vase at (= said that it was made in) 1734. 古董商推算那個花瓶的製造年代為1734年。

More examples

  • The TV programme shows archaeologists using the latest technology to date things they have found.
  • Your cheque should be dated before or on the day the bill is due.
  • When they lifted the carpet, they found a newspaper dated 5 August 1952.
  • The portrait is signed and dated 1893.
  • The painting, dated 1928, is expected to fetch up to £250,000.

date verb (MEET)

B1 [ I or T ] mainly US to regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with

They dated for five years before they got married. 他們談了5年戀愛才結婚。
How long have you been dating Nicky? 你和尼基談戀愛有多久了?

More examples

  • She dated a string of actors before she met her first husband.
  • She became famous when she started dating one of the country's top football stars.
  • Would you date a man ten years younger than yourself?
  • Their parents didn't approve of their relationship so they had to date in secret.
  • The two of them dated for a while, but it didn't work out.

date verb (SHOW AGE)

[ I ] to stop being fashionable or become old-fashioned

Some James Bond films have dated more than others. 和另外一些電影相比,詹姆斯‧龐德系列電影中有一些很快就過時了。

[ T ] to show the age of a person or thing

I can remember watching live TV coverage of the first lunar landing, so that dates me (= shows how old I am). 我還能記得觀看首次登月電視直播的情景,由此可以看出我的年紀。

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “date” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)