What does decade mean?

Definitions for decadeˈdɛk eɪd; Brit. also dɪˈkeɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decade.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decade, decennary, decennium(noun)

    a period of 10 years

  2. ten, 10, X, tenner, decade(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

Wiktionary

  1. decade(Noun)

    A series or group of ten things.

    a decade of soldiers

  2. decade(Noun)

    A period of ten years.

  3. decade(Noun)

    A group of ten days under the French Revolutionary calendar.

  4. decade(Noun)

    A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary.

  5. decade(Noun)

    The interval between any two quantities having the ratio 10 to 1.

    There are decades between 1.8 and 18, between 25 and 250 and between 0.03 and 0.003.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decade(noun)

    a group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy

  2. Origin: [F. dcade, L. decas, -adis, fr. Gr. , fr. de`ka ten. See Ten.]

Freebase

  1. Decade

    A decade is a period of 10 years. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek dekas which means ten. Other words for spans of years also come from Latin: lustrum, century, millennium.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decade

    dek′ād, Decad, dek′ad, n. a group of ten, esp. a series of ten years.—adj. Dec′adal. [Fr. décade—Gr. dekasdeka, ten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2675

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decade' in Nouns Frequency: #756

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ron Dermer:

    We have weathered all those disagreements to grow closer and closer, decade after decade.

  2. Daniel Malchuk:

    At some point in time the copper market will need additional production and probably that is going to happen later in this decade or early in the next decade.

  3. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn:

    If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam irretrievably. One's fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.

  4. Tommy Boy:

    Tommy Did you hear I graduated Richard Yeah and just a shade under a decade. All right. Tommy You know a lot of people go to college for seven years. Richard I know, they're called doctors.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.

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