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The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush

Meaning of "decade" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DECADE

From Old French, from Late Latin decad-, decas, from Greek dekas, from deka ten.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DECADE

decade  [ˈdɛkeɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECADE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Decade is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DECADE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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: biennium, triennium, quadrennium, quinquennium, lustrum, century, millennium.

Definition of decade in the English dictionary

The definition of decade in the dictionary is a period of ten consecutive years. Other definition of decade is a group or series of ten.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DECADE


alcade
ælˈkeɪd
alcaide
ælˈkeɪd
alcayde
ælˈkeɪd
ambuscade
ˌæmbəˈskeɪd
appliqued
əˈpliːkeɪd
arcade
ɑːˈkeɪd
barricade
ˌbærɪˈkeɪd
blockade
blɒˈkeɪd
brocade
brəʊˈkeɪd
cade
keɪd
cascade
kæsˈkeɪd
cavalcade
ˌkævəlˈkeɪd
cockade
kɒˈkeɪd
decayed
dɪˈkeɪd
estacade
ˌɛstəˈkeɪd
falcade
fælˈkeɪd
Medicaid
ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪd
motorcade
ˈməʊtəˌkeɪd
parkade
ˈpɑːkeɪd
stockade
stɒˈkeɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DECADE

decachord
decad
decadal
decadence
decadency
decadent
decadently
decaf
decaff
decaffeinate
decaffeinated
decagon
decagonal
decagonally
decagram
decagramme
decagynian
decagynous
decahedral
decahedron

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECADE

amusement arcade
autocade
blade
facade
frescade
grade
handmade
jade
made
on the upgrade
parade
penny arcade
saccade
shade
shopping arcade
succade
trade
unbarricade
upgrade
video arcade

Synonyms and antonyms of decade in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «decade» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECADE

Find out the translation of decade to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of decade from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «decade» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

十年
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

década
570 millions of speakers

English

decade
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दशक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَقْد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

десятилетие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

década
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

décennie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dekad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Jahrzehnt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十年間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

10년간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dasawarsa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thập niên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தசாப்தத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onyıl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decennio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dekada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

десятиліття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

decadă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεκαετία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dekade
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

decennium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tiår
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of decade

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECADE»

The term «decade» is very widely used and occupies the 7.374 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECADE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about decade

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10 QUOTES WITH «DECADE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word decade.
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David Agus
I believe we can prevent or delay most disease until the 9th or 10th decade. The goal is to prevent anything that can affect your quality of life prior to those years! By the time many of us get to the 9th or 10th decade, who knows where the new medical and science will take us? I am an optimist!
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Simon Armitage
Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for £6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free.
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Bob Beauprez
Obama and the Democrats' preposterous argument is that we are just one more big tax increase away from solving our economic problems. The inescapable conclusion, however, is that the primary driver of the short-term deficit is not tax cuts but the lack of any meaningful economic growth over the last half decade.
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Richard Ben-Veniste
In an age when many of our citizens casually reveal information about themselves in social media wildly beyond anything imaginable only a decade ago, it would seem to be a useful exercise in civics to re-educate the public about the value and purpose of protecting against unwarranted government intrusion.
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Yehuda Berg
If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
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Judy Blume
When I started to write, it was the '70s, and throughout that decade, we didn't have any problems with book challenges or censorship.
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Rick Boucher
I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time.
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Connie Britton
A definite highlight was doing 'The Brothers McMullen.' Shooting that movie was such a joy - and then we wound up winning the Sundance Film Festival. That big-break moment is visceral. It happens once in a decade, maybe once in a lifetime.
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Fred Brooks
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.
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George W. Bush
The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECADE»

Discover the use of decade in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to decade and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to ...
Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood.
Meg Jay, 2012
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Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution
The present volume, Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution, is based on the revised edition and has been masterfully edited and translated by D. W. Y. Kwok in consultation with the authors.
Jiaqi Yan, Gao Gao, Danny Wynn Ye Kwok, 1996
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The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s
In "The Reckless Decade," H. W. Brands demonstrates how we can learn about the contradictions that lie at the heart of America today by looking at them through the lens of the 1890s.
H.W. Brands, 2002
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Fashions of a Decade: The 1930s
Describes the fashions of the 1930s and discusses the world events occurring during that time that influenced them.
Maria Costantino, 2007
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Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s
Eventually more than a million were shipped back to Mexico. In this book the impact of the forced relocation on both sides of the border is carefully appraised.
Francisco E. Balderrama, Raymond Rodriguez, 2006
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The Next Decade: Where We've Been ... and Where We're Going
The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing ...
George Friedman, 2011
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Fashions of a Decade
This work explores the enthralling history of fashion as it recreated itself through the popular trends of the eighties.
Vicky Carnegy, 2006
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Walmart Decade
Documents the achievements of Wal-Mart throughout the past ten years, revealing how the company survived the death of CEO Sam Walton and explaining the strategies and decisions that enabled it to become one of America's Fortune 500 ...
Robert Slater, 2003
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A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004 : from ...
A fitting way of reflecting on the changes of the last decade and assessing the extent to which transformation has had an impact on South Africa
Emma Bedford, 2004
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Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and ...
Something That Isn’t True At All—This is old fiction. There’s a new introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there’s a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.
Chuck Klosterman, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECADE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term decade is used in the context of the following news items.
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New 'once-in-a-decade' Novartis drug for heart failure approved by …
“This is one of those once-in-a-decade kind of breakthroughs, to get a drug that extends life so substantially,” David Epstein, head of Novartis's ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Surge in LA crime in first 6 months ends more than decade of declines
For the first time in more than a decade, overall crime is up in Los Angeles through the first six months of the year, rising by about 12%, ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300000 over a decade
That's up from under 2 per 1,000 about a decade ago, a 62 percent ... The heroin death rate quadrupled over a decade, reaching nearly 8,300 ... «KCTV Kansas City, Jul 15»
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London's worst Tube strike in more than a decade is about to begin
Even more than usual, there is an air of weariness and resentment on the streets of London—and beneath them. In a few hours time, the trains ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
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'The Seventies': The decade's worst killers
The bloodied body of mafia chieftain Carmine "Lilo" Galante, his final cigar still in his mouth, lies on the floor of a backyard garden in a Brooklyn ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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Judge Refuses to Toss Lawsuit Over Decade-Old Gulf Oil Leak
A federal judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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U.S. heroin deaths have more than quadrupled in the last decade
Driven by opiate addictions and cheap drugs, heroin use has spiraled out of control across the country. Login required. We have used your ... «Press of Atlantic City, Jul 15»
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Brian Finneran bet Roddy White he wouldn't last a decade in the NFL
As Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com reports, Finneran once bet White that he wouldn't last a decade in the league. The reason Finneran ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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NFL touches down in London with Tottenham Hotspur decade-long …
Tottenham Hotspur and the NFL have inked an ambitious stadium sharing deal that would see two American football matches a year played at ... «The Drum, Jul 15»
10
Arrest Made In 2003 Laurens Co. Murder Case
An arrest has been made in a local murder case more than a decade old. Laurens Police arrested Brenda Roberts, 64, on Tuesday for ... «WSPA.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Decade [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/decade>. May 2020 ».
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