Meaning of DECADE in English

DECADE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ current , present

▪ coming , ensuing , following , next

▪ last , past , preceding , previous , recent

▪ closing , early

the early ~s of the 19th century

▪ intervening

▪ entire , full , whole

almost a full ~ of unparalleled economic growth

▪ post-war

VERB + DECADE

▪ spend

Hines has spent the last ~ in Austin, Texas.

▪ span

a career spanning four ~s

▪ enter

Now entering her fourth ~, the singer is living alone in New York.

DECADE + VERB

▪ elapse , go by , pass

This ~ has passed uneventfully.

▪ begin , open , start

This ~ began badly for us.

▪ close , end

▪ see sth , witness sth

The past ~ has seen a huge rise in the number of broadband users.

PREPOSITION

▪ during a/the ~ , in a/the ~ , over a/the ~ , throughout a/the ~

▪ for a/the ~

▪ within a/the ~

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