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  • IPA(key): /ˈdeɪtɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪtɪd

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dated (comparative more dated, superlative most dated)

  1. Marked with a date.
    The first dated entry in the diary was from October 1922.
  2. Outdated.
    "Omnibus" is a dated term for a bus.
  3. Anachronistic; being obviously inappropriate for its present context.
    Calling a happy person gay seems awfully dated nowadays; people will assume you mean something else.
    • 2018 November 13, Kate Julian, “Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      [She] changed the subject to Sex and the City reruns and how hopelessly dated they seem. “Miranda meets Steve at a bar,” she said, in a tone suggesting that the scenario might as well be out of a Jane Austen novel, for all the relevance it had to her life.
  4. No longer fashionable. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    Slang can become dated very quickly.
  5. (obsolete) Alotted a span of days.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene vi:
      Then ſtrike vp Drum, and al the ſtarres that make
      The loathſome Circle of my dated life,
      Direct my weapon to his barbarous heart,
      That thus oppoſeth him againſt the Gods,
      And ſcornes the Powers that gouerne Perſea.

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  1. simple past and past participle of date