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date

noun [C]
 
 
/deɪt/
PARTICULAR DAY A1 a particular day of the month or year: "What's the date today?" "It's the fifth." Please give your name, address and date of birth.Days and times of day
ARRANGED TIME B1 a time when something has been arranged to happen: Let's make a date to have lunch. We agreed to finish the report at a later date.Days and times of dayPlans and arrangements
to date formal B2 up to the present time: This novel is his best work to date.Until a particular moment
GOING OUT B1 a romantic meeting when two people go out somewhere, such as to a restaurant or to see a film: He's asked her out on a date.Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsFinding a partner
PERSON someone who you are having a romantic meeting with: Who's your date for the prom?Romantic and sexual partners
FRUIT a sticky brown fruit with a long seed inside →  See also blind date , sell-by date Types of fruit
(Definition of date noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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