Date definition is, the brown, oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera). How to use date in a sentence. Did You Know?. Date from definition is, to have been made in or to have come into being in (a certain time in the past). How to use date from in a sentence. Definition of date written for English Language Learners from the Merriam- Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage examples, and.