Definition of decade
- his prisoners were divided into decades
- —William Godwin
- has been teaching for over a decade
- the decade of the twenties
The war lasted nearly a decade.
The bridge was built a decade ago.
The decade of the 1920s runs from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929.
the first decade of the 21st century
There have been a lot of changes during the past two decades.
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: a period of 10 years; especially : a 10-year period beginning with a year ending in 0
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