1 time, year, season, period, day; age, era, epoch, stage, phase:
These artefacts are from an earlier date than was first supposed.
2 appointment, meeting, engagement, rendezvous, assignation, tryst; fixture:
She already has a date for Saturday night.
3 escort, companion, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, girl, woman, boy, man, swain, beau, lover, Colloq steady:
Bob is Sally's date for the dance.
4 out of date. old-fashioned, old, ancient, archaic, antiquated, dated, passé, outmoded, obsolete, obsolescent, Colloq old hat:
This timetable is out of date. Why do you wear those out of date clothes?
5 up to date. modern, latest, current, contemporary, à la mode, fashionable, Colloq trendy:
Her taste in music is quite up to date. Use this up-to-date edition of the encyclopedia.
6 show one's age, make obsolete or obsolescent or old-fashioned:
That pompadour hair-do really dates her.
7 entertain, escort, go out (with), go steady (with):
Does Michael still date Patsy? Those two are still dating.