Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to mark (a document) with the date," late 14c., from date (n.1).

Meaning "to assign to or indicate a date" (of an event) is from c.1400.

With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.

This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.

If you've ever gotten into a debate over what exactly constitutes as "ghosting," you can now shut down all your brunch mates with another solid definition.

After spending years in the Urban Dictionary archives and being added to last year, the word now also has an official place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

carbon dating, carbon-14 dating, radiocarbon dating - a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years from the times of the surgeon who was Jekyll's predecessor; but even as they opened the door they were advertised of the uselessness of further search, by the fall of a perfect mat of cobweb which had for years sealed up the entrance.

from a particular hour, his resumption of his campaign after a diplomatic drop, a calculated absence of three nights - of his being definitely followed, tracked at a distance carefully taken and to the express end that he should the less confidently, less arrogantly, appear to himself merely to pursue.Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.Merriam-Webster tweeted a link to the list on Tuesday along with subsequent tweets with definitions and GIFs.2.Humblebrag: When a person makes a modest or self-critical comment about themselves, that is really meant to draw attention to their accomplishments or impressive qualities, according to Merriam-Webster. Snollygoster: Merriam-Webster points out that 'snollygoster" is a favorite word of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.