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Ade

[ eyd ]
/ eɪd /
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noun

George, 1866–1944, U.S. humorist.

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Definition for Ade (2 of 3)

-ade1

a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish (cannonade; fusillade; renegade), but also attached to native stems: blockade; escapade; masquerade.
a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade.

Origin of -ade

1
<French <Provençal, Spanish, or Upper Italian -ada<Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus-ate1; or <Spanish -ado<Latin -ātus-ate1

Definition for Ade (3 of 3)

-ade2

a collective suffix like -ad1: decade.

Origin of -ade

2
<French <Greek; see ad1
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British Dictionary definitions for Ade

-ade

suffix forming nouns

a sweetened drink made of various fruitslemonade; limeade

Word Origin for -ade

from French, from Latin -āta made of, feminine past participle of verbs ending in -āre
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