What does decade mean?

Definitions for decade
ˈdɛk eɪd; Brit. also dɪˈkeɪddecade

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

    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

How to pronounce decade?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say decade in sign language?

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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. Stacey Abrams:

    We have been working at this for more than a decade. And there have been dozens of organizations and hundreds of people who've made this their primary mission.

  2. Lori Freeman:

    We came into National Association of City at a deficit, our local health departments across the country have lost 25 % of their workforce over the past decade, national Association of City just increases an imbalance in the leadership of the health department in a time when we really need our health departments to be front and center on this, on the front lines in fighting National Association of City.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Spending a decade or more years with a single organization is not often experience but only enjoying own time by doing nothing valuable for that same company.

  4. Dan Reynolds:

    We're trying to take some time off right now just to reconnect with family and friends. And I mean, we were on the road for really a decade straight. So all of us were just wanting to rediscover what it means to be, you know, a dad or a friend or a son, especially because I had a newborn and our guitarist has a relatively new child as well, so we're trying to just be dads and then, you know, when the itch comes up, I'm sure we'll be back out on the road pretty soon.

  5. Neil Gorsuch:

    In my decade on the bench, I have tried to treat all who come to court fairly and with respect, i have ruled for disabled students, prisoners and workers alleging civil rights violations.Sometimes, I have ruled against such persons, too. But my decisions have never reflected a judgment about the people before me -- only my best judgment about the law and facts at issue in each particular case.

Images & Illustrations of decade

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