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dating Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
    geological dating.
  2. verb go on a date with
    • Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart
  3. verb stamp with a date
    date; date stamp.
    • The package is dated November 24
  4. verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of
    • Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings
  5. verb date regularly; have a steady relationship with
    date; go out; see; go steady.
    • Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
    • He is dating his former wife again!
  6. verb 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