[ eyd ]
/ eɪd /


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Definition for ade (2 of 3)


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

< 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)


a collective suffix like -ad1: decade.

Origin of -ade

< French < Greek; see ad1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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