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  1. George,1866–1944, U.S. humorist.
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  1. 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.
  2. a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade.
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Origin of -ade1

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


  1. a collective suffix like -ad1: decade.
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Origin of -ade2

< French < Greek; see ad1
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Examples from the Web for ade

Historical Examples

  • Keep single, Katerlein, as long as you can: as long as you can hold out, keep single: 'ade!''

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • I feel,” said Mr. Ade promptly, “like a lion in a den of Daniels.

  • Mr. Ade's Artie is a Chicago clerk, and his dialect is of the most delectable.

  • In dot house leef an oldt lady all mit herself and ade sairvans.

  • There, in spite of her boasted emancipation from childhood, she dropped a courtesy and left them, crying “Ade!”

    The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted

    Katharine Ellis Barrett

British Dictionary definitions for ade


suffix forming nouns
  1. a sweetened drink made of various fruitslemonade; limeade
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Word Origin

from French, from Latin -āta made of, feminine past participle of verbs ending in -āre
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Word Origin and History for ade


word-forming element denoting an action or product of an action, from Latin -ata (source of French -ade, Spanish -ada, Italian -ata), fem. pp. ending used in forming nouns. A living prefix in French, from which many words have come into English (e.g. lemonade). Latin -atus, pp. suffix of verbs of the 1st conjugation also became -ade in French (Spanish -ado, Italian -ato) and came to be used as a suffix denoting persons or groups participating in an action (e.g. brigade, desperado).

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