A group or division of ten; especially, a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy.

Alternative forms: decad] "During this notable decade of years." (Gladstone)

Origin: F. Decade, L. Decas, -adis, fr. Gr, fr. Ten. See Ten.

(01 Mar 1998)

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