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dec·ade

 (dĕk′ād′, dĕ-kād′)
n.
1. A period of ten years.
2. A group or series of ten.

[Middle English, a group of ten, from Old French, from Late Latin decas, decad-, from Greek dekas, from deka, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

decade

(ˈdɛkeɪd; dɪˈkeɪd)
n
1. (Units) a period of ten consecutive years
2. (Units) a group or series of ten
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decad-, decas, from Greek dekas, from deka ten]
deˈcadal adj

dec•ade

(ˈdɛk eɪd; Brit. also dɪˈkeɪd)

n.
1. a period of ten years.
2. a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero: the decade of the 1990s.
3. a set or series of ten.
[1425–75; < Middle French < Late Latin decad-, s. of decas < Greek dekás group of ten =dék(a) ten + -as.]

Decade

 an assemblage, group, set, or series of ten, usually, a period of ten years.
Examples: of caveats, 1679; of propositions, 1830; of soldiers; of years, 1605.

decade

A measure of time equal to 10 years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decade - a period of 10 years
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
1900s - the decade from 1900 to 1909
1530s - the decade from 1530 to 1539
1920s, twenties - the decade from 1920 to 1929
1820s - the decade from 1820 to 1829
1930s, thirties - the decade from 1930 to 1939
1830s - the decade from 1830 to 1839
1940s, forties - the decade from 1940 to 1949
1840s - the decade from 1840 to 1849
1950s, fifties - the decade from 1950 to 1959
1850s - the decade from 1850 to 1859
1750s - the decade from 1750 to 1759
1960s, sixties - the decade from 1960 to 1969
1860s - the decade from 1860 to 1869
1760s - the decade from 1760 to 1769
1970s, seventies - the decade from 1970 to 1979
1870s - the decade from 1870 to 1879
1770s - the decade from 1770 to 1779
1980s, eighties - the decade from 1980 to 1989
1880s, eighties - the decade from 1880 to 1889
1780s - the decade from 1780 to 1789
1990s, nineties - the decade from 1990 to 1999
1890s, nineties - the decade from 1890 to 1899
1790s - the decade from 1790 to 1799
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
century - a period of 100 years
2.decade - the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and onedecade - the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Translations
عَقْدعِقْد سَنَوات
desetiletí
årtitiår
vuosikymmendekadi
desetljeće
évtized
áratugur
十年間
10년간
dešimtmetis
dekāde
desaťročie
desetletje
decenniumdekad
ทศวรรษ
thập niên

decade

[ˈdekeɪd] Ndécada f, decenio m

decade

[ˈdɛkeɪd dɪˈkeɪd] n (= period) → décennie f

decade

n
(= ten years)Jahrzehnt nt, → Dekade f
(Eccl, of rosary) → Gesätz nt

decade

[ˈdɛkeɪd] ndecennio

decade

(ˈdekeid) , (diˈkeid) noun
a period of ten years. the first decade of this century (= 1900–09).

decade

عَقْد desetiletí årti Jahrzehnt δεκαετία década vuosikymmen décennie desetljeće decennio 十年間 10년간 decennium tiår dekada década десятилетие decennium ทศวรรษ on yıl thập niên 十年
References in classic literature ?
And as he reflected, it seemed highly unlikely to him that he would ever permit himself to do anything that might jeopardize his whole life, topple over the structure that decades of work had built.
Thus he could converse with the Minister for War about silkworms, with the Minister of Education about detective stories, with the Minister of Labor about Limoges enamel, and with the Minister of Missions and Moral Progress (if that be his correct title) about the pantomime boys of the last four decades.
His family seize upon their letters and papers when the mail arrives, read them over and over again for two days or three, talk them over and over again for two or three more till they wear them out, and after that for days together they eat and drink and sleep, and ride out over the same old road, and see the same old tiresome things that even decades of centuries have scarcely changed, and say never a single word
Two or three decades ago social philosophers and statisticians and well-meaning philanthropists were still talking and writing about the deportation of the Negroes, or about their settlement within some restricted area, or about their settling in all parts of the Union, or about their decline through their neglect of their children, or about their rapid multiplication till they should expel the whites from the South--of every sort of nonsense under heaven.
While she slept, six decades or more had rolled back and she was again in her girlhood; suddenly recalled from it she was dizzy, as with the rush of the years.
Sara, at the time I met her, was a buxom, phlegmatic spinster of sixty, equipped with an experience so tragic and unusual that though her tongue ran on for decades its output would still be of imperishable interest to her cronies.
I do not meet in these late decades such company over a pipe.
The zest for lyric poetry somewhat artificially inaugurated at Court by Wyatt and Surrey seems to have largely subsided, like any other fad, after some years, but it vigorously revived, in much more genuine fashion, with the taste for other imaginative forms of literature, in the last two decades of Elizabeth's reign.
Two decades of puppet government are enervating, I admit, but they only pave the way more surely to the inevitable reaction.
The nervous expressive fingers, flashing in and out of the light, might well have been mistaken for the fingers of the devotee going swiftly through decade after decade of his rosary.
If we are the greatest nation the sun ever shone upon, it would seem to be mainly because we have been able to goad our wage-earners to this pitch of frenzy; though there are a few other things that are great among us including our drink-bill, which is a billion and a quarter of dollars a year, and doubling itself every decade.
It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one's altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.