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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)
Origin: cf. F. Dater. See date.
(Science: botany) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
this fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome, and inclosing a hard kernel.
(Science: botany) date palm, or date tree, a bivalve shell, or its inhabitant, of the genus pholas, and allied genera. See pholas.
Origin: f. Datte, L. Dactylus, fr. Gr, prob. Not the same word as finger, but of Semitic origin.

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