date back to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydate back to
he/she/itdates back to
present participledating back to
past tensedated back to
past participledated back to
  1. date back to something to be made or begun at a particular time in the past

    a large collection of records dating back to the 1950s

See also main entry: date