date/ deɪt /

a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen:
July 4, 1776 was the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
the day of the month:
Is today’s date the 7th or the 8th?

verb (used without object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
to have or bear a date:
The letter dates from 1873.
to belong to a particular period; have its origin:
That dress dates from the 19th century. The architecture dates as far back as 1830.

verb (used with object), dat·ed, dat·ing.
to mark or furnish with a date:
Please date the check as of today.
to ascertain or fix the period or point in time of; assign a period or point in time to:
The archaeologist dated the ruins as belonging to the early Minoan period.

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