[dek-eyd; British also duh-keyd] /ˈdɛk eɪd; British also dəˈkeɪd/
a period of ten years:
the three decades from 1776 to 1806.
a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero:
the decade of the 1980s.
a group, set, or series of ten.
a period of ten consecutive years
a group or series of ten
mid-15c., “ten parts” (of anything; originally in reference to the books of Livy), from Middle French décade (14c.), from Late Latin decadem (nominative decas), from Greek dekas (genitive dekados) “group of ten,” from deka “ten” (see ten). Meaning “period of ten years” is 1590s in English.
adjective 1. (of a place) not having many inhabitants, visitors, etc
[verb dih-jest, dahy-; noun dahy-jest] /verb dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-; noun ˈdaɪ dʒɛst/ verb (used with object) 1. to convert (food) in the alimentary canal into absorbable form for assimilation into the system. 2. to promote the of (food). 3. to obtain information, ideas, or principles from; assimilate mentally: to digest a pamphlet on nuclear waste. 4. […]
noun 1. a silver coin of the U.S., equal to five cents, issued 1794–1805 and 1829–73.
noun 1. a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents. 2. a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents. noun 1. (in the US) a 50-cent piece