Part of speech: noun

A period of ten years; a set of ten. decad.

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Usage examples "decade":

  1. A few handsome structures were erected, but it is not until the last decade or two that we have been able to awaken public taste to the necessity for having all our public buildings beautiful as well as useful. - "Education: How Old The New", James J. Walsh.
  2. And over the next decade, that must be our goal. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. He lived indeed through its first decade, but his active life was over before it began. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.