These are external links and will open in a new window. Mansplaining, ransomware and hangry are among more than 1, words that have been added to the latest Oxford English Dictionary OED. Also included are initialisms used on the online parenting forum Mumsnet such as TTC - meaning trying to conceive.
The time stated in terms of the day, month, and year: What is the date of your birth? A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen: the date of their wedding. The time during which something lasts; duration: "Summer's lease hath all too short a date" Shakespeare.
Middle English, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin dactylus — more at dactyl. Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin datafrom data as in data Romae given at Romefeminine of Latin datuspast participle of dare to give; akin to Latin dos gift, dowry, Greek didonai to give. See more words from the same century.
Jonson, Benjamin [Ben] —poet and playwrightwas born on 11 Juneprobably in or near London. He was of Scottish descent, and retained a keen interest in the country of his forebears. The Johnstones or Johnstouns —the name is spelt in thirteen different ways in Scotland in this period, but always with a t—were a powerful family of brigands and aristocratic warlords who had played a major part in skirmishes in Annandale and along the Scottish borders over several centuries.
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Log in. B1 [ T ] to write the day's date on something you have written or made:. B1 [ I or T ] mainly US to regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with:.
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