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Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse.

dating n : use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens [syn: {geological dating}]

Date \Date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dating}.] [Cf. F. dater. See 2d {Date}.] 1. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter. [1913 Webster] 2. To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids. [1913 Webster] Note: We may say dated at or from a place. [1913 Webster] The letter is dated at Philadephia. --G. T. Curtis. [1913 Webster] You will be suprised, I don't question, to find among your correspondencies in foreign parts, a letter dated from Blois. --Addison. [1913 Webster] In the countries of his jornal seems to have been written; parts of it are dated from them. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]


Relationship or relationships may refer to:

relationship n 1: a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness); "the relationship between mothers and their children" [syn: {human relationship}] 2: a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship" 3: a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries 4: state of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption [syn: {kinship}, {family relationship}]

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "relationship": accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, ancestry, approximation, assemblage, association, blood, blood relationship, bond, brotherhood, brothership, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry, common descent, connectedness, connection, consanguinity, contiguity, contrariety, cousinhood, cousinship, dealings, deduction, disjunction, enation, fatherhood, filiation, fraternity, homology, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred, kinship, liaison, link, linkage, linking, maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, motherhood, mutual attraction, nearness, paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, sibship, similarity, sisterhood, sistership, sympathy, tie, tie-in, ties of blood, union

Relationship \Re*la"tion*ship\, n. The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance. --Mason. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • dating: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • dating: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • relationship: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • relationship: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • relationship: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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