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.
Definition for -ade (2 of 2)
a collective suffix like -ad1: decade.
Origin of -ade2
< French < Greek; see ad1
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British Dictionary definitions for -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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