What does decade mean?

Definitions for decade
ˈdɛk eɪd; Brit. also dɪˈkeɪddecade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decade, decennary, decenniumnoun

    a period of 10 years

  2. ten, 10, X, tenner, decadenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. decadenoun

    A series or group of ten things.

    a decade of soldiers

  2. decadenoun

    A period of ten years.

  3. decadenoun

    A group of ten days under the French Revolutionary calendar.

  4. decadenoun

    A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary.

  5. decadenoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decadenoun

    The sum of ten; a number containing ten.

    Etymology: δέϰα Gr. decas, Latin.

    Men were not only out in the number of some days, the latitude of a few years, but might be wide by whole olympiads, and divers decades of years. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    We make cycles and periods of years; as decades, centuries, and chiliads, chiefly for the use of computations in history, chronology, and astronomy. William Holder, on Time.

    All rank’d by ten; whole decades, when they dine,
    Must want a Trojan slave to pour the wine. Alexander Pope, Iliad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decadenoun

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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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

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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

Examples of decade in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they've had in over a decade, (Because) he's gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I'm putting Joe in charge of Mission Control.

  2. Kadri Simson:

    Winter is coming and for many electricity costs are larger than they have been for a decade.

  3. Ksor Tung:

    Farmers here have experimented with intercropping for nearly a decade, peppers used to be the most popular tree when it comes to intercropping but for the past three years, with the prices falling, almost all farmers have turned to fruit trees instead.

  4. Rudy Tanzi:

    Already, Alzheimer's consumes one in every five Medicare/Medicaid dollars, with 71 million baby boomers headed toward risk age, this will go to one in three, perhaps in the next decade, at which point Alzheimer's will single-handedly collapse Medicare/Medicaid.

  5. Jodie Rummer:

    Even the most robust corals require nearly a decade to recover, so we're really losing that window of recovery. We're getting back-to-back bleaching events, back-to-back heat waves. And, and the corals just aren't adapting to these new conditions.

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