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noun date pronunciation in American English /deɪt/ 
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singulardate
pluraldates
  1. 1
    [countable] the name and number of a particular day or year

    The date on the report is October 24, 2005.

    today's date:

    "What's today's date?" "The 25th."

    1. a.
      [countable] a particular day, month, or year when something happens

      I made a note of the date and time of his arrival.

      date of:

      The precise date of the book's publication is not yet known.

      set/fix a date (=choose it):

      Should we set a date for the next meeting?

    2. b.
      [singular] a time in the past or future
      at a later/future date:

      The exact details of the plan will be worked out at a later date.

      at an earlier date:

      Johnson had agreed at an earlier date to take on the role of chairman.

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who you have arranged to meet as part of a sexual or romantic relationship

    So come on, tell us, who's your date this evening?

  3. 3
    [countable] an arrangement to meet someone who you are having or starting a sexual or romantic relationship with
    have a date (with someone):

    I have a date with one of the guys from my class tonight.

    go (out) on a date (with someone):

    Phil called me last night, and we're going on a date this evening.

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