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1. noun Forced sexual intercourse perpetrated against the victim while on a date or other social outing. The reported number of date rapes is horrific, but it pales in comparison to how many go unreported each year.
2. verb To force sexual intercourse upon someone during the course of a date or other social outing. The survey found that many men who date rape are meticulously conscious about how they go about it.
date with destiny
A future event, circumstance, or situation that will or could prove to be of momentous significance or importance. Having tried unsuccessfully to appeal his verdict for four years, he now has a date with destiny in front of the US Supreme Court.
A date among two people who have not previously met. Blind dates are terrifying because you don't know what the person will be like, but that's part of the excitement.
A serious romantic date. Primarily heard in US, Australia. Jackie has a heavy date tonight and is hoping to take her relationship to the next level.
1. The date by which a perishable item must be sold by a store. Did you check the sell-by date on that carton of milk?
2. slang By extension, the figurative date by which one's usefulness or skill ends, usually due to aging. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sure they think I'm past my sell-by date after I mixed up all those important files. We need to find a new lead dancer, as Bella is past her sell-by date now and only getting older.
at an early date
Soon. The boss wants to meet with you at an early date.
be past (the/one's) sell-by date
1. Literally, to be past the date by which an edible item should be sold before it spoils. That milk is definitely past the sell-by date—it's curdled!
2. By extension, to be past the peak of one's abilities or career. The company is forcing my mother to retire because they think she's past her sell-by date. That player is definitely past his sell-by date—he hasn't had a good season in years.
at an early date
soon; some day soon. The note said, "Please call me at an early date." You are expected to return the form to the office at an early date.
bring someone or something up-to-date
to modernize someone or something. We brought the room up-to-date with a little paint and some modern furniture. I can bring you up-to-date with a new hairdo.
See also: bring
bring someone up-to-date (on someone or something)
to inform someone of the latest information about something. Let me bring you up-to-date on what is happening in the village. Please bring me up-to-date.
See also: bring
date back (to someone or some time)
to have origins that extend back to the time of someone or something. This part of the palace dates back to Catherine the Great. This is old! It really must date back.
date from something
to have an existence that extends from a particular time. This building dates from the beginning of the last century. These books date from the 1920s.
up to the present time. How much have you accomplished to date? I've done everything I'm supposed to have done to date.
modern or contemporary. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Is the room up-to-date, or is it standard? Your knowledge is not really up-to-date on this matter.
modern; up to the current standards of fashion; having the most current information. I'd like to see a more up-to-date report on Mr. Smith. This is not an up-to-date record of the construction project.
bring somebody up to date
to provide someone with the most recent information or developments Aides brought the governor up to date on the negotiations.
bring something up to date
to change something to include the latest information or developments He brought the book up to date by adding a new section on environmental policies.
a time by which something must be done Glickman said the drop-dead date is December 31 - after that, no funds will be available.
keep somebody/something up to date
to provide the latest information to someone or for something Every week I have to keep the lists up to date by adding or deleting names. The company has a computer wizard on the staff who keeps us up to date on the latest in electronics.
to this time I wrote to you two months ago, but to date I have not received a reply.
a blind date
an arranged meeting for two people who have never met each other before, in order to try to start a romantic relationship I agreed to go on a blind date with one of Savita's ex-boyfriends.
a heavy date(American & Australian humorous)
a planned meeting between two people who are very interested in having a romantic or sexual relationship I think Carol has a heavy date - she's been in the bathroom for over an hour.
1. old and therefore not useful or correct any more I do have a road map but I suspect it's out-of-date. He claimed the report was inaccurate and based on out-of-date information. Some of her ideas are hopelessly out-of-date.
2. if a document is out-of-date, it cannot be used any more because the period of time when it could be used has ended I found out my passport was out-of-date the day before I was due to travel. No one noticed that he was using an out-of-date permit.
be past your sell-by date
if someone is past their sell-by date, they are not wanted or useful any more because they are too old
Usage notes: A sell-by date is a date put on food products to show the latest date that they can be sold.There's plenty of time to have a baby, I'm not past my sell-by date yet.
bring up to date
Convey information up to the present; also, make one aware of or conform to new ideas, improvements, or styles. For example, Bring me up to date on the test results, or We've been bringing Grandma up to date with a little makeup and some new clothes. The term up to date comes from bookkeeping, where it signifies account entries to the present time. [Late 1800s]
Sexual intercourse forced by the victim's social escort. For example, Date rape is much more common on college campuses than was previously realized. This term originated in the 1980s, when awareness of the phenomenon increased exponentially.
A social engagement in which two couples go together, as in They went on a double date with her brother and his girlfriend. [c. 1920]
make a date
Arrange a meeting with someone, as in Let's get the department heads together and make a date for lunch next week, or I've made a date with Jean; can you join us? At first alluding only to social engagements, especially with a member of the opposite sex, this term, first recorded in 1876, is now used more broadly.
out of date
1. Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date. [Early 1600s]
2. Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date. [Early 1800s]
Up to now, until the present time, as in To date we've received no word from them. [First half of 1900s]
n. an important date with someone; a date with someone important. Mary has a heavy date with Sam tonight.
out of date
No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.
Until now: To date, only half of those invited have responded.
up to date
In or into accordance with current information, styles, or technology: brought me up to date on the project's status.