Definitions for: Decade

[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
[n] a period of 10 years

Webster (1913) Definition: Dec"ade, n. [F. d['e]cade, L. decas, -adis, fr. Gr. ?,
fr. de`ka ten. See Ten.]
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. [Written also decad.]

During this notable decade of years. --Gladstone.

Synonyms: 10, decennary, decennium, ten, tenner, X

See Also: 1530s, 1750s, 1760s, 1770s, 1780s, 1790s, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, century, eighties, fifties, forties, large integer, nineties, period, period of time, seventies, sixties, thirties, time period, twelvemonth, twenties, year, yr

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