|n.||1.||(Bot.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.|
|1.||That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; |
|2.||The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; |
|3.||Assigned end; conclusion.|
|4.||Given or assigned length of life; dyration.|
|v. t.||1.||To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; |
|2.||To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; |
You will be suprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois.
|v. i.||1.||To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; - with from.|
|Noun||1.||date - the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"|
Synonyms: day of the month
|2.||date - a particular day specified as the time something will happen; "the date of the election is set by law"|
|3.||date - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"|
|4.||date - a particular but unspecified point in time; "they hoped to get together at an early date"|
|5.||date - the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"|
|6.||date - a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"|
|7.||date - the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"|
|8.||date - sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed|
|Verb||1.||date - go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"|
|2.||date - stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24"|
Synonyms: date stamp
|3.||date - assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"|
|4.||date - date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"|
|5.||date - provide with a dateline; mark with a date; "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"|
DATE. The designation or indication in an instrument of writing, of the
time, and usually of the time and place, when and where it was made. When
the place is mentioned in the date of a deed, the law intends, unless the
contrary appears, that it was executed at the place of the date. Plowd. 7
b., 31 H. VI. This word is derived from the Latin datum, because when deeds
and agreements were written in that language, immediately before the day,
month and year in which they were made, was set down, it was usual to put
the word datum, given.
2. All writings ought to bear a date, and in some it is indispensable in order to make them valid, as in policies of insurance; but the date in these instruments is not inserted in the body of the writing because as each subscription makes a separate contract, each underwriter sets down the day, month and year he makes his subscription. Marsh. Ins. 336.
3. Deeds, and other writings, when the date is an impossible one, take effect from the time of deliver; the presumption of law is, that the deed was dated on the day it bears date, unless, as just mentioned, the time is impossible; for example, the 32d day of January.
4. The proper way of dating, is to put the day, month, and year of our Lord; the hour need not be mentioned, unless specially required; an instance of which may be taken from the Pennsylvania Act of the 16th June, 1836, sect. 40, which requires the sheriff, on receiving a writ of fieri facias, or other writ of execution, to endorse thereon the day of the month, the year, and the hour of the day whereon he received the same.
5. In public documents, it is usual to give not only the day, the month, and the year of our Lord, but also the year of the United States, when issued by authority of the general government; or of the commonwealth, when issued under its authority. Vide, generally, Bac. Ab. Obligations, C; Com. Dig, Fait, B 3; Cruise, Dig. tit, 32, c. 20, s. 1-6; 1 Burr. 60; 2 Rol. Ab. 27, 1. 22; 13 Vin. Ab. 34; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. See Almanac.
|(convention, data)||date - A string unique to a time duration of 24
hours between 2 successive midnights defined by the local time
zone. The specific representation of a date will depend on
which calendar convention is in force; e.g., Gregorian,
Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew etc. as well as local
ordering conventions such as UK: day/month/year, US:
Inputting and outputting dates on computers is greatly complicated by these localisation issues which is why they tend to operate on dates internally in some unified form such as seconds past midnight at the start of the first of January 1970.
Many software and hardware representations of dates allow only two digits for the year, leading to the year 2000 problem.
Unix manual page: date(1), ctime(3).