Adjective "dateable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Able to be dated to a particular time.
  1. 'Eight bout coupé-style handaxes, datable to 59-40,000 years ago, were found with the remains of three or possibly four mammoths, including a number of huge teeth and 2m-long tusks.'
  2. 'We still don't know for certain who took them, nor have I been able to find dateable pictures of Salts chimney with a hoist at the side to find out if Levi Firth could have been the photographer.'
  3. 'Correlating the ratios showed that the vermillion in the western Japanese burial mounds originated in China, whereas the vermillion in the central Japanese mounds - datable to the time of the Yamato kingdom - was local.'
  4. 'The dating, based on comparisons with datable mines in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Romania, suggests that British Iron Age jewellery may have been largely home-made rather than imported from the Continent as previously thought.'
  5. 'So these documented items, sometimes datable to an exact year, provide information with regards to form, pattern, motif and colour palette that can be applied both to export wares and to Qing dynasty porcelain more generally.'
  6. 'The blue-and-white London delftware punch bowl shown in Plate IV beam a floral sprig on the interior, and, because of its deep profile, is datable to between about 1715 and 1730.'
  7. 'Individual sites may be named or renamed at different periods, but the process, according to the author, goes back at least to the earliest datable Arthurian source, the ninth-century Historia Brittonum.'
  8. 'In a print by Hans Holbein the Younger, datable probably to the 1530s, Erasmus stands behind a bust of Terminus, the scholar and the sculpture framed by an arch supported by herms of mature men.'
  9. 'Asbell's drawings reinforce the tactility of the catalogue itself, its wealth of palpable evidence in the form of different, datable typewriter fonts, handwritten notations and alterations.'
  10. 'A beautiful and highly accurate series of drawings, datable to the winter of 1510-11, concentrate on the mechanics of the osteological and myological systems.'


1. a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened or will happen: July 4, 1776 was the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

2. the day of the month: Is today's date the 7th or the 8th?

3. an inscription on a writing, coin, etc., that shows the time, or time and place, of writing, casting, delivery, etc.: a letter bearing the date January 1


4. the time or period to which any event or thing belongs; period in general: at a late date.

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More examples(as adjective)

"coins can be dateable."

"buildings can be dateable."