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De'cade. n.s. [δέκα, Gr. decas, Latin.] The sum of ten; a number containing ten.

Men were not only out in the number of some days, the latitude of a few years, but might be wide by whole olympiads, and divers decades of years. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

We make cycles and periods of years; as decades, centuries, and chiliads, chiefly for the use of computations in history, chronology, and astronomy. Holder on Time.

All rank'd by ten; whole decades, when they dine,
Must want a Trojan slave to pour the wine.
Pope's Iliad.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (203) · Holder, William (38) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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