decade, decennary, decennium(noun)
a period of 10 years
ten, 10, X, tenner, decade(noun)
the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
A series or group of ten things.
a decade of soldiers
A period of ten years.
A group of ten days under the French Revolutionary calendar.
A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary.
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.
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
Origin: [F. dcade, L. decas, -adis, fr. Gr. , fr. de`ka ten. See Ten.]
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
dek′ād, Decad, dek′ad, n. a group of ten, esp. a series of ten years.—adj. Dec′adal. [Fr. décade—Gr. dekas—deka, ten.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'decade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2675
Rank popularity for the word 'decade' in Nouns Frequency: #756
The numerical value of decade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of decade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have weathered all those disagreements to grow closer and closer, decade after decade.
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.
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.
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.
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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Translations for decade
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- عشر سنواتArabic
- десетилетие, декада, десяткаBulgarian
- dekved, degadBreton
- dècada, decenniCatalan, Valencian
- desetiletí, desítkaCzech
- årti, dekadeDanish
- Dekade, JahrzehntGerman
- δεκαετία, δεκάδαGreek
- década, decenioSpanish
- dekadi, vuosikymmenFinnish
- décennie, dizaine, décadeFrench
- deicheadScottish Gaelic
- decenio, décadaGalician
- տասնամյակ, տասնյակArmenian
- dasawarsa, dekadeIndonesian
- decina, decennio, decadeItalian
- 十年, 10年Japanese
- ათი წელი, ათწლეულიGeorgian
- JoerzéngtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- деценија, декада, десеткаMacedonian
- dekad, dasawarsaMalay
- decennium, decade, jaartien, tiental, tientjeDutch
- desennium, tiår, årti, dekade, decenniumNorwegian
- dziesięciolecie, dziesiątkaPolish
- década, decênio, dezenaPortuguese
- deceniu, decadăRomanian
- декада, десяток, десятилетие, десятилеткаRussian
- decenija, десетлеће, desetlećeSerbo-Croatian
- desaťročie, dekádaSlovak
- årtionde, decennium, dekadSwedish
- దశాబ్దము, దశాబ్దిTelugu
- chục, [[thập kỷ]], [[thập niên]], [[mười]] [[năm]]Vietnamese
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