(Date) n. [F. date, LL. data, fr. L. datus given, p. p. of dare to give; akin to Gr. , OSlaw. dati,
Skr. da. Cf. Datum, Dose, Dato, Die.]
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; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a
deed, of a coin. etc.
And bonds without a date, they say, are void.Dryden.
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; as, the date of a battle.
He at once,Akenside.
Down the long series of eventful time,
So fixed the dates of being, so disposed
To every living
soul of every kind
The field of motion, and the hour of rest.
3. Assigned end; conclusion. [R.]
What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date.Pope.
4. Given or assigned length of life; dyration. [Obs.]
Good luck prolonged hath thy date.Spenser.
Through his life's whole date.Chapman. To bear date, to have the date named on the face of it; said of a writing.
(Date), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dating.] [Cf. F. dater. See 2d Date.]
1. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to
date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.
2. To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.
We may say dated at or from a place.
The letter is dated at Philadephia.G. T. Curtis.
You will be suprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter
dated from Blois.Addison.
In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them.M. Arnold.
(Date), v. i. To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; with from.
The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the French arms.E. Everett.
(Date"less), a. Without date; having no fixed time.
(Dat"er) n. One who dates.
(Da*tis"cin) n. (Chem.) A white crystalline glucoside extracted from the bastard hemp
(Da"tive) a. [L. dativus appropriate to giving, fr. dare to give. See 2d Date.]
1. (Gram.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in
English by to or for with the objective.