What does decade mean?

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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.

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

    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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    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. Tan Cheng Guan:

    India is under served at the moment and their (power) capacity is maybe one quarter of China's, even with about the same population, so, if India's economy grows by 7 to 8 percent in the next decade, we see that India will grow the fastest.

  2. Carlo Ratti:

    We can analyze the pulse of the city, moment to moment, over the past decade, digital technologies have begun to blanket our cities, forming the backbone of a large, intelligent infrastructure.

  3. Claudia Martinez:

    Working alongside women who have shared my pain has given me a happiness I haven’t known in over a decade.

  4. Lisa Katz:

    Considering that last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities -- the highest total in over a decade -- it seemed like this topic is begging to be explored.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    But, over a distinguished two-decade career, this workhorse of the Senate would prove he was anything but.

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    • A. lacerate
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. lank
    • D. naiant

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