What does the word decade mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton