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 for date
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Date \Date\, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the
     same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.)
     The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
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     Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive,
           containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome,
           and inclosing a hard kernel.
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     Date palm, or Date tree (Bot.), the genus of palms which
        bear dates, of which common species is Ph[oe]nix
        dactylifera. See Illust.
  
     Date plum (Bot.), the fruit of several species of
        Diospyros, including the American and Japanese
        persimmons, and the European lotus ({Diospyros Lotus).
  
     Date shell, or Date fish (Zool.), a bivalve shell, or its
        inhabitant, of the genus Pholas, and allied genera. See
        Pholas.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Date \Date\, v. i.
     To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with
     from.
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           The Batavian republic dates from the successes of the
           French arms.                             --E. Everett.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Date \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.
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     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.
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     Note: We may say dated at or from a place.
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                 The letter is dated at Philadephia. --G. T.
                                                    Curtis.
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                 You will be suprised, I don't question, to find
                 among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a
                 letter dated from Blois.           --Addison.
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                 In the countries of his jornal seems to have been
                 written; parts of it are dated from them. --M.
                                                    Arnold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Date \Date\, n. [F. date, LL. data, fr. L. datus given, p. p. of
     dare to give; akin to Gr. ?, OSlaw. dati, Skr. d[=a]. 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.
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              And bonds without a date, they say, are void.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     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.
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              He at once,
              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.
                                                    --Akenside.
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     3. Assigned end; conclusion. [R.]
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              What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date.
                                                    --Pope.
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     4. Given or assigned length of life; dyration. [Obs.]
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              Good luck prolonged hath thy date.    --Spenser.
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              Through his life's whole date.        --Chapman.
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     To bear date, to have the date named on the face of it; --
        said of a writing.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  date
      n 1: the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"
           [syn: date, day of the month]
      2: a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
         [syn: date, escort]
      3: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid
         kissing at the end of a date" [syn: date, appointment,
         engagement]
      4: a particular but unspecified point in time; "they hoped to
         get together at an early date" [syn: date, particular
         date]
      5: the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from
         them to date"
      6: 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"
      7: a particular day specified as the time something happens;
         "the date of the election is set by law"
      8: sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody
         seed
      v 1: go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high
           school sweetheart"
      2: stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24" [syn:
         date, date stamp]
      3: assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;
         "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or
         prehistorical findings"
      4: date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you
         know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his
         former wife again!" [syn: go steady, go out, date,
         see]
      5: 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  197 Moby Thesaurus words for "date":
     International Date Line, Platonic year, accompany, aeon, age,
     ancient, annus magnus, antedate, antiquate, antiquated,
     appointment, archaic, arrangement, assemble, assemblee, assembly,
     assignation, at home, backdate, ball, be dated, bear date, beau,
     become extinct, become obsolete, blind date, booking,
     borscht circuit, boy, boyfriend, brawl, bunch, bunch up, captive,
     catch, caucus, circuit, clot, cluster, collect, colloquium,
     come together, commission, committee, companion, conclave,
     concourse, congregate, congregation, congress, conquest,
     contemporary, conventicle, convention, converge, convocation,
     copulate, coquette, council, couple, court, crowd, current, cycle,
     cycle of indiction, dance, date at, date line, date-stamp, dated,
     dateline, datemark, day, diet, double date, eisteddfod, engagement,
     engagement book, entertain, epoch, era, escort, fade, fashionable,
     festivity, fete, fixture, flirt, flock together, flow together,
     forgather, forgathering, forum, fossilize, friend, fuse, fust,
     gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, gathering, generation,
     get-together, girl, great year, grow old, herd together, hive,
     honey, horde, housewarming, huddle, indiction, interview, latest,
     league, levee, link, lose currency, lover, make a date, man, mass,
     meet, meeting, merge, mill, modern, molder, muster, obsolesce,
     obsolescent, obsolete, old, old hat, old-fashioned, out of date,
     outdate, outmoded, panel, party, passe, period, perish, phase,
     playing engagement, plenum, point of time, postdate, predate, prom,
     quorum, rally, rally around, reception, rendezvous, run, rust,
     seance, season, see, seethe, session, set the date, shindig,
     sit-in, sitting, soiree, stage, stand, steady, stream,
     superannuate, surge, swain, swarm, sweet patootie, sweetheart,
     sweetie, symposium, synod, take out, throng, time, tour, trendy,
     tryst, turnout, unite, update, vamp, vampire, vaudeville circuit,
     woman, woo, year
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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:
     month/day/year.
  
     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).
  
     (1997-07-11)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Date
     the fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera.
     This was a common tree in Palestine (Joel 1:12; Neh. 8:15). Palm
     branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and
     especially at the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40; Neh. 8:15).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
  
  

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