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Decade appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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The word decade and its family (decades) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun decade

What does decade mean as a name of something?

Decade is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: decades

  1. a period of 10 years
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of decade: 10 / ten / tenner / X
    • more generic term: large integer = an integer equal to or greater than ten

Alternative definition of the noun decade


  1. A period of ten years.
  2. (when referring to a named or numbered decade) Specifically, a period of ten years, beginning on January 1 of a year ending with a zero when written, and ending at midnight on December 31 of the year nine years later.
  3. Any series or group of ten items.
  4. A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary.
  5. [rare] The interval between any two quantities having the ratio 10 to 1.


Decade is a British musical group.


Decade is a publisher.


  1. "Decade" is a compilation by Neil Young, originally released in 1977 as a triple album, now available on two compact discs. It contains 35 of Young's songs recorded between 1966 and 1976, among them five tracks that had been unreleased up to that point. It peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1986.
  2. "Decade" – Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Duran Duran, released on 15 November 1989.
  3. "Decade" is a musical album of fripSide.
    • released on
  4. "Decade" is a compilation album of the best songs from Israel & New Breed which were recorded over a ten-year span, 2002 until 2012. It contains songs from both live and studio albums, and includes classics like 'You are Good' and 'Friend of God'. The album was released at March 6, 2012 by Integrity Media.
  5. "DECADE" is a musical album of Kome Kome Club.
    • also known as Decade K2C
    • released on (19 years ago)
  6. "Decade" is a musical album of Waltari.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  7. "Decade" is a musical album of At Vance.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "DECADE" is a musical album of SOUL'd OUT.
    • released on
  9. "Decade" is a musical album of Kerry Livgren.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  10. "Decade" is a musical album of Pig & Dan.
    • released on
  11. "Decade" is a musical EP of All My Faith Lost ....
    • released on (5 years ago)
  12. "Decade" a.k.a. "Décade" is a musical album of Andy Moor, Anne-James Chaton, Noto.
    • released on
  13. "Decade" is a musical album of Jackopierce.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  14. "Decade" is a musical album of Sylver.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  15. "Decade" a.k.a. "Décade" is a musical album of Angelo Bearpark Brass Ensemble.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  16. "Decade" is a musical album of Rabbit in the Moon.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  17. "Decade" is a musical album of Analog~1.
    • released in
  18. "Decade" is a musical album of Kirk Jones.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  19. "DECADE" is a musical album of Crack6.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  20. "Decade" is a musical album of Dervish.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  21. "Decade" is a musical album of Cornell.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  22. "Decade" is a musical album of Bjørn Lynne.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  23. "Decade" is a composition.


"Decade" is a 1989 documentary TV Movie written by Ted Haimes and directed by Martha Spanninger and Ted Haimes.


Decade or Ten-Twenty-Thirty is a Patience game played with a traditional 52-card deck. It is akin to another solitaire game called Accordion. Like Accordion, it is traditionally played with the cards in a line; however due its minimal use of space, it can also be played in one hand by placing the deck face-down in the hand, and placing the line in a stack on top of the deck, with the discard pile face up on the bottom.


  1. Decade: One decade is a factor of 10 difference between two numbers measured on a logarithmic scale. Along with the octave, it is a unit used to describe frequency bands or frequency ratios. It is especially useful when referring to frequencies and when describing frequency response of electronic systems, such as audio amplifiers and filters.
  2. Decade is a 2011 play by Tony Kushner, John Logan and Paul Laverty commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Its structure is drawn from the work of the choreographer Pina Bausch and it involves a cast of 12. It is to première in St Katharine Docks from 1 September to 15 October 2011, in a production starring Lia Williams and directed by Rupert Goold.
  3. Decade is a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design winning TV program.
    • award:
      • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Videotape Editors
      • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft in news and documentary programing: Graphic Designers
      • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft in news and documentary programing: Graphic Designers
  4. Decade is a compilation by the finnish avant-garde progressive metal band Waltari; it was released in 1998 by Parlophone / Oy EMI records.

Phrases with Decade

  1. Decade-Long
  2. Cosmological decade

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decade

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Google previewMethod and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis (2008)

by L. Kenworthy, A. Hicks

Decade means and standard deviations for cumulative left cabinet incumbency 148 5.2 Decade means and standard deviations for percentage civilian government employment 149 5.3 Decade means and standard ...

Google previewHow Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community? (2014)

by Mr. Nikoloz Gigineishvili, Mr. Paolo Mauro, Ke Wang

Economic growth averaging more than 6 percent over a decade is a rare event The EAC countries' economic growth performance over the past decade is a relatively rare event by historical standards, when considering a large sample of ...

Google previewTaking Liberties (2011)

The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy by Susan N. Herman

A decade is a long enough time to allow us to step back and try to ...

Google previewMr. Wilkinson's Fall and Winter Vegetables (2013)

A Cookbook to Celebrate the Garden by Matt Wilkinson

SERVES AS MANY AS YOU LIKE Something that has seemed to die in restaurants over the past decade is the oncegreat palate cleanser served before or after mains. This would be in the form of a sherbet, salad or even a refreshing clear ...

Google previewUnauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States (2010)

Estimates Since 1986 by Ruth Ellen Wasem

Some researchers also suggest that the increased size of the unauthorized resident population during the past decade is an inadvertent consequence of border enforcement and immigration control policies. They posit that strengthened ...

Google previewImmigration, Incorporation and Transnationalism (2011)

by Elliott Robert Barkan

Moreover, perhaps the most noteworthy change in the field of Indian women's history over the last decade is the broadening of the category of gender analysis to include an assessment of male gender roles; each of these works incorporates ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Government and Politics (1992)

by M. E. Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

GEORGE PHILIP During the past decade there have been three major political developments in Latin America. On the positive side democracy has returned ( one hopes more than temporarily) to most countries in the region; the democratic ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of SAARC Nations: (2003)

by M.H. Syed

SAARC : The First Decade The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) consisting Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka was 10 years old in December 1995. As the Association marks its first ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1960s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

Perhaps the term "manic" decade would be appropriate. Few other eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair. When John F. Kennedy entered the White House in January 1961, the ...

Google previewThe 100 Most Important American Financial Crises: An Encyclopedia of the Lowest Points in American Economic History (2014)

by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Cotton prices fell throughout the decade from 27 cents a pound to 7 cents a pound. in addition, U.S. tariffs were driving prices of basic goods higher. The 1820s represented a transformational decade for the U.S. cotton industry, and the cotton ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

The Ecumenical Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women was launched by the World Council of Churches in 1988 as a response to the growing strength of the voices of women in the churches who seek more visible demonstrations ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States (2007)

by Malcolm C. Peck

Actually, so much has happened over the past decade that a second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the ...

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Sign Language Tour - Seung Yul Oh: MOAMOA, A Decade

Quotes about Decade

I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer. (Patti LaBelle)
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3A1D2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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